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Fernando Velázquez (b. 1966)

Fernando Velázquez (1966 – ) grew up in a small village just outside Seville. Fernando moved to London in 1996 where he spent several years working from a studio in Hackney. Having developed a large following of dedicated fans and collectors, he is living now in Dorset, a new source of inspiration in a new phase of his career. ‘I truly believe in the immense power of painting to reveal the deepest mysteries of the human condition. I paint to understand the world around me, discovering unknown territories full of meaning. Painting gives me the opportunity to see reality with clean eyes. The distinction between abstraction and figurative art has no relevance for me; all art is real, based upon our physical dimension and the endless current of our imagination.

Fernando describes the work we have for sale here:
“These studies are truly independent to my main practice, in terms of scale and technique. Every drawing is started with the intention of capture an idea and simplify it. As they are generally small format, there is no space to investigate a wide range of marks, making the exercise direct and almost immediate. I love Indian ink and the delicate balance between time and the effects  created by applying water. It is a simple but magical process.

To me, these drawings are a different medium to convey ideas, rather than a process of discovering more abstract concepts that require time and introspection.”