Fernando Velazquez

Bridge by Fernando Velazquez

“Painting is a revolution in its best. We see the world anew. The painter produces responses that are truly felt. That is my aim. I only know that when art happens, we need to be ready to embrace it. We cannot force it, we cannot pretend. Art happens when beauty, any kind of beauty floods our souls”

-Fernando Velazquez

Fernando Velazquez was born in Seville, Spain in 1966. He moved to Los Angeles and later to San Francisco in 1995, settling in London in 1999 and finally in Dorset, South West of England. Largely self-taught, Fernando has worked for many years in his studio, producing a highly original body of work represented in his series “Paintings of the Floating World”, “Through the Veil” and recently “Cave Paintings of our Time”.

Last Light by Artist Fernando Velazquez

Last Light

Since moving to Dorset, Fernando has had a succession of solo exhibitions in London, New York and Madrid and has been represented in a large number of mixed exhibitions. He has also been involved in many art projects and commissions, including collaborations with ICE “The International Contemporary Ensemble” in New York, The Ormeley Dinner, The Ecology Trust and The Aspinall Foundation in London as well as “Tusk Modern Art Auction” at the Bafta’s in London.
Fernando is a graduate of Fine Art Management and Professional Practice (Kensington and Chelsea College). He has completed History of Modern Art: Critical Studies Foundation Course (Chelsea College of Art & Design), City & Guilds Teacher Training (Kensington and Chelsea College), New Art: Practice and Theory (Chelsea College of Art), and Professional Development Award in Design (Chelsea College of Art)

Tree Voices by artist Fernando Velazquez

Tree Voices

• 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
• “Katherine Locke talks to Fernando Velazquez” Marshwood Vale Magazine. May 2014
• “Fernando Velazquez” Interview with Fiona Robinson, Evolver Magazine. May 2014
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