Ancizar Marin (Columbian, b. 1968) creates fiberglass and volcano rock wall climbers, winter athletes, koi fish, and bicyclists that come in many shapes and sizes. Each one is individually hand-glazed and can be customized in either a high gloss and or finishes. Symbolic to rock climbers, the colorful climbers repel down the wall with a fully adjustable nine foot cable, while his other sculptures attach directly to any wall, giving you the option of creating the perfect art installation. Read More
Ancizar Marin was born in 1968 in Columbia. Admitting he was not the best student as a teen, he only wanted to do things his way. It was not until his uncle, a painter, introduced him to art that things begin to change. Ancizar was caught by the passion art produces and enrolled into the Bellas Artes Institute of Art in Manizales, Columbia in 1982.
In 1985, three years after leaving the Bellas Artes Institute, Ancizar continued on in his studies at the Luccio Petraglia School of Art in Bogota, Columbia where he focused and specialized in sculpture. It was here that renowned artist Fernando Botero had once attended school, himself. Ancizar mainly worked in bronze and steel in conjunction with other artists to create pieces for the European market in order to create a form of revenue to help keep the school running.
Over the past fifteen years, Ancizar has continued to develop his knowledge of sculpture and art by studying in Spain, Italy, Venezuela and the United States. He states, “The mixture of cultures has helped me realize that there are multiple tastes when it comes to shapes and colors in art. That’s why I sought a need to improvise and work at the creation and development of different styles, designs, and techniques such as bronze and chrome, bronze and glass, and my latest technique bronze, resin and ceramic.”
Ancizar’s fiberglass and volcano rock wall climbers, winter athletes, koi fish, and bicyclists come in many shapes and sizes. Each one is individually hand-glazed and can be customized in either a high gloss and or finishes. Symbolic to rock climbers, they repel down the wall with a fully adjustable nine foot cable to attach to any wall and create the perfect art installation.
The figurative athletic forms are relatively inexpensive, encouraging collectors to purchase multiple sculptures at a time. Their various poses allow the figures to engage with one another in dynamic groupings that can be arranged and rearranged at will. The shadows thrown by the glossy little wall climbing men and women—who alternately squat, leap, lunge, stretch, and perform arabesques—further energize the walls against which they are installed, so that the spatial sum of the parts far exceeds the individual sculptural components.
While Ancizar Marin’s colorful climbers have long been his most noted series, he has been working the last few years on bicyclists, winter athletes, koi fish, and other poses interactive poses. With the option to have beautiful, multicolored fish swimming up the wall, a skier riding the slopes, or a group of bikers racing to an invisible finish line, his wall sculptures capture everyday life in a bright, whimsical fashion.
Ancizar’s intention is to capture the human eye, and start a dialogue of love and feeling for art. His dreams are clear; he loves to see his sculptures bring the same joy and happiness to people—their homes and places of work—as they bring to him. He wishes for others to love his wall sculptures as much as he does. Now living and working in Florida, he continues to experiment with multiple textures and techniques.