Painter. Lives and works in Venezuela. Between 1952 and 1958 he studied at the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Caracas and at the School of Visual Arts Martin Tovar y Tovar of Barquisimeto, Lara (Venezuela). He teached the chairs of History of Art, Drawing and Printmaking at the School of Fine Arts Cristobal Rojas in Caracas. In 1964, he traveled to Paris and attended the University of the Sorbonne, where he studied Sociology of Art with Pierre Francastel and Jean Cassou. In 1971 he obtained the National Prize at the III Cagnes-sur-Mer International Art Festival, France; in 2006 the National Prize of Fine Arts and two years later the National Culture Award. Inspired by the work of Mateo Manaure, the production of Juvenal Ravelo develops a formal disqu... isition on the pictorial Kinetic within the abstract-geometric language through what he calls “fragmentation of light” from monochrome structures. Juvenal’s world of art works is the world of relativity. His pieces introduce the events of a reality that is reluctant to be apprehended by human perception. No categorical system can reveal the complexity and totality of reality, hence all knowledge must be said, not absolutely but in relative magnitudes. Among the most important personal exhibitions held around Juvenal Ravelo’s work highlight: Juvenal Ravelo. Fragmentation of light and color, Durban Segnini Gallery (Miami, USA, 2015); Art of participation in the street (Marcigny, France, 2012); Expo Laboratorio, Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia (Maracaibo, Venezuela, 2008); Mural en espacio urban. Módulos cromáticos, Avenida Libertador, Chacao (Caracas, Venezuela); Fragmented light, Latin American Area (Paris, 1981). Juvenal Ravelo’s work is present in public and private collections among which are: Foundation Bertrand Russell (Nottingham, England); Ministry of Culture (France); Museum of Havana (Cuba); Museum of Ciudad Bolivar (Venezuela) and Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (France).