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Fernando Velazquez

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Fernando Velazquez is a Spanish artist based in Dorset. Velazquez's art has intrigued his audience for many years, challenging the viewers to confront his personal vision of today's world whilst offering an art that transcends time and space. In his own words 'my art is a reflection of the world around us, a world that I see as a mysterious place, where painting reveals the true nature

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  • Location: Sherborne, South West
  • Categories: Painting
 
 

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    Fernando Velazquez is a Spanish artist based in Dorset. Velazquez's art has intrigued his audience for many years, challenging the viewers to confront his personal vision of today's world whilst offering an art that transcends time and space. In his own words 'my art is a reflection of the world around us, a world that I see as a mysterious place, where painting reveals the true nature of human kind'. For the last 20 years, Fernando Velazquez has shown a unique universe of images born from light and dramatic passages of dark fields, offering an art of extreme emotions, a journey towards understanding the power of communicating through painting, 'I believe that art is capable of influencing change whilst creating new life'. Simon Groom writes: 'Velazquez's paintings are not slick one-trick wonders aiming for an immediacy of impact, happy simply to gratify the senses, nor they seem to belong immediately to any particular school or grouping, he is doing something more difficult and substantial: rather than succumb to the vagaries of contemporary taste, he has chosen to engage with the rich tradition of painting to forge his own, highly individual style. It is the mark of a mature artist that each work, though different one from the other, should still be recognisably by the same hand, as though imprinted with the painter's own spirit'.

    CV & Education

    Fernando Velazquez (b.1966 Seville)

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    1988

    Regional Competition for Visual Art, Murcia, Spain

    National Competition for Visual Art, Valencia, Spain

    New Creators, San Esteban Church, Murcia, Spain

    1989

    National Painting Competition, Almudi Centre of Art

    Mediterranean Savings Bank, Spain

    International Meeting for Young Artists, European Council, Berlin, Germany

    Cultural Exchange, Madrid, Spain

    Young Art Exhibition, School of Architecture, Murcia, Spain

    National Painting Competition, Mediterranean Savings Bank, Spain

     

    1991

    Young Creators, Regional Assembly, Cartagena, Spain

    National Contest for Painters’92, Chicarreros Gallery, Seville, Spain

    Young Creators, Borron Gallery, Oviedo, Spain1992

    Young Art, Babel Gallery, Murcia, Spain

    With Another View, Universal Exhibition Expo’92, Seville, Spain

     

    1994

    Hotel Arts’94, Egam Gallery, Madrid; Hotel Arts, Barcelona

    Dark City Lights, Granados 2 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

    Dada, Down Town Lives ’94, Los Angeles, USA

     

    1995

    New Creators, Oriel Theatre, Mold-Clyd, Wales

    History Institute, Lancaster. UK

    Lillian Palley Visual Arts, Oakland, California, USA

    1996

    Focus National Painting Competition, Finalist, Focus Foundation, Seville, Spain

    1997

    Let's Go Down the King’s Road, Artists in Residence Kensington & Chelsea College, London

    1998

    New Art, Chelsea College of Art, London

    1999

    Vital Art’99, Cowcross Street Gallery, E1 Gallery, London

    Art London 1999

    Round Chapel Festival, Round Chapel, London

    2000

    Art 2000, E1 Gallery, Contemporary Art Fair, London

    New Elemental, E1 Gallery, London, ART Paris

    2001

    Abstraction, Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery, New York

    Bergdoff Goodman, New York

    2003

    Art for Youth The Mall Galleries, London

    Summer Exhibition, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art New York

    2004

    Floating Worlds. George Crumb/Fernando Velázquez, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre. Symphony Space. Sound/Image Event, New York

    (Un)Convention, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, New York

    Summer Exhibition, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, New York

    2005

    Panel/Canvas/Paper Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art New York

    Harris Interiors Gallery, Gallery Artists, Poole, Dorset

    2006

    Modern Art Fair, Study Gallery/ Harris Interiors Gallery, Poole, Dorset

    2007

    Margins, Sherborne House Open, Sherborne, Dorset

    2008

    Harris Interiors, Gallery Artists, Poole, Dorset

    2009

    Causalidad-Casualidad .Galería Punto-Arte, Barcelona.

    Works on Paper. Harris Interiors Gallery, Poole, Dorset

    The Ormeley Dinner, The Ecology Trust and The Aspinall Foundation, London

    Jamaica Street Artists, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol

     

    2010

    Selected Works, The Gallery at Hilfield Manor, Dorset

    Salon Millesime, Madrid. Biondetta Art Gallery

    Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture, The Air gallery, London

    Feria DeArte, Biondetta Art Gallery, Madrid

    Luz y Alma a 360, Padula & Partners, Biondetta Art Gallery, Madrid

    Summer Exhibition, Harris Interiors Gallery, Poole

    2011

    Contemporary Art, McMaster Tims, Jersey

    Un Verano para recordar

    Hotel Isabel de Farnesio, La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, Biondetta Art Gallery, Madrid

    2012

    New paintings, Hilfield Manor Gallery

    Pop Up Dorset Open Exhibition, Portland

    2013

    Dorchester Open 2013, Dorchester Arts Centre

    Marshwood Vale Art Awards 2013, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset

    2014

    161th Art Exhibition Royal West Academy of Arts, Bristol

     

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    1993

    Prints & Drawings, Miroslav Perkovic Workshop, Mojacar, Spain

    1994

    Pintura de Finales Mestizo Art Festival, Caballerias Gallery, Murcia, Spain Pintura de Finales, Muralla Bizantina Gallery, Cartagena, Spain

    1995

    Pintura del Otro Youth Gallery, Seville, Spain

    1997

    Recent Works, Madelaine Pearson Gallery, Islington Arts Factory, London

    1999

    Taking Shape, Woodlands Gallery, London

    2000

    Night Paintings, E1 Gallery, London

    2003

    Paintings of the Floating World Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery, New York

    2008

    “Fernando Velázquez” Oliver Holt Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset

    “Paintings of the Floating World” Harris Interiors Gallery, Poole, Dorset

    “Cuevas” McMaster Tims Contemporary Art, London

    2010

    “Timeless” Biondetta Art Gallery, Madrid

    2011

    "Through the Veil" Harris Interiors Gallery, Poole, Dorset

    "Waterfields" Hilfield Manor Gallery, Sherborne

    2014

    "Cave Paintings of our Time"  Dorchester Arts, Dorset

     

    COLLECTIONS

    Hotel Arts Contemporary Art Collection, Barcelona

    Universal Records, London

    Stephen Rosenberg, New York

    Solterra. Spain

    Editorial La Muralla. Publishing Company. Madrid

    Biondetta Art Gallery. Madrid

     

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Madeleine Pearson Gallery, Islington Arts Factory Exhibitions, Denzil Forrester, London 1997

    New Elemental Aesthetic, E1 Gallery, Ivan Tennant, London 2000

    Night paintings, Essay by Simon Groom, London, 2000

    Altered Images, The Sunday Times Magazine, Ria Higgins, 2000

    The Dictionary of Art in Britain since 1945, David Buckman, 2001-2011

    Fernando Velázquez, Rosenberg and Kaufman Gallery, New York , Samuel Lloyd Thomas, 2003

    Sound/Image, Rosenberg and Kaufman Gallery, New York. Essay by Nikki Cesare, 2003

    Putting you in the picture, Dorset Echo, 2003

    Floating Worlds, George Crumb/Fernando Velázquez, New York Times, Jeremy Eichler, 2004

    Art on Demand, Art and Antiques in America, Margaret Littman, 2004

    Fernando Velázquez, Oliver Holt Gallery, Sherborne. Andrew Stooke, 2008

    The Sherborne Review, 2008

    Mind Fields, Dorset Magazine, Stephen Swanns, 2010

    Light and Soul at 360 degrees. Carmen Mendez, Expansion, Madrid 2010

    Evolver Magazine. Exhibit A 2011

    Tusk Modern Art Auction, Bafta. The Telegraph, Anoosh Chakelian 2011

     

    ART PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

    1989

    European Council International Art Workshop

    Carmiano, Italy

    Working on paintings, stage design, sculpture and collective creations with young artists from Italy, Germany, France and Spain.

     

    International Meeting of Young Artists, Berlin

    Projects uniting music and painting

     

    International Conference for Young Artists, Strasbourg

    Meeting of young artists and writers for the creation of a new Arts Magazine

     

    1990

    International Creative Workshop, Caceres, Spain

    Meeting of international artists working together on new projects culminating in a theatre performance

     

    1990-1991

    Director and producer of two Art radio programmes Radio 5, Murcia, Spain

    Promoting artists from many disciplines

     

    1989-1990-1991

    Director of the Arts section “Mouth to Mouth” Magazine, Ministry of Education, Murcia, Spain

    Promoting young artists, writing articles and interviews

     1993

    “About Art”

    Workshop and seminar with artist Anton Lamazares for the “Mestizo Festival” Spain

    “Creation in the 90’s”

    Lecturer in a series of conferences regarding contemporary art, Oviedo, Spain

     

    1995

    Regional Workshop for Painters & Writers, Ministry of Education, Spain

    Director of a workshop collaboration with actors, writers and photographers for the creation of a multimedia project

    “Tiro al Blanco”

    Director of a happening performance, sponsored by the Spanish Government

    Involving well-known artists and politicians in a project for the promotion of art within the    community.

    “Copy Art”

    Workshop working with photocopier machines with the theme of repetition and innovation

    “Dark City Lights”

    Project with American artists for the production of a fluorescent art exhibition in Los Angeles, California

     1996

    “Mirada Infinita”

    A workshop for the International Arts Festival “Sibila”, Seville, Spain

    Assistant of artist Nacho Criado for the production of an installation for the Sibila Gallery

    “Maps without Frontiers” Andalucian Centre for Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain

    A workshop with the art critic Fernando Castro and artist Carlos Capelan for the study of art theory and professional practice

     1997

    “Diapason”

    Collaboration with Oboist Ellen Marsden, London

     1999

    Eating Art

    Project organised by E1 Gallery, London

    Involving chefs and artists

     2004

    Floating Worlds

    Commission of a large format painting by Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art. Stage design at the Thalia Nimoy Theatre, New York

    Celebrating the 80th birthday of American composer George Crumb. Collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble ICE (Chicago) for a live performance at Symphony Space, New York

     2011

    “Bueliau”

    Commission of a large painting on glass as part of an architectural project in the New Forest.