About

About

Fernando Velázquez was born in Seville in 1966. He began his formation as an artist in the late 1980’s. After spending a year in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Fernando moved to London in 1996 where he worked in his studio in Hackney until 2000, later moving to Dorset where he currently lives and works.

Fernando has developed a remarkable personal language, evident in his series “Paintings of the Floating World”, “Through the Veil”, “Cave Paintings of our Time” and recently “Animas” and “In the Beginning”, series presented in London.

He has exhibited individually in London, New York and Madrid and has participated in many collective exhibitions throughout Europe and America, in addition to his presence at numerous international art fairs. He has also collaborated in a number of prestigious events such as “The Ormeley Dinner, The Ecology Trust, The Aspinall Foundation and ‘Tusk Modern Art Auction’ in London. In the last four years his work has been exhibited in Venice, London, Bogota, Milan, Vancouver and Krakow.

Fernando has received a number of commissions from private and public collections, including the Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery in New York, for which he produced a monumental piece in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the birth of the iconic American composer, George Crumb, a collaboration with ICE (The International Contemporary Ensemble) at Symphony Space in Manhattan. His work is part of many art collections including Universal Records, London, Hotel Arts in Barcelona and the Steven Rosenberg Gallery in New York.
He has been finalist in numerous national and international competitions, including the Foundation Focus in Seville, the Tribe Prize at Edgar Modern in Bath, the Marshwood Vale Art Awards in Bridport, Dorset amongst others, also winning the Dorchester Open Exhibition Prize and the international Art Prize Artzine in 2018.