Artists in Lockdown
The Marshwood Vale Magazine has produced an E-Book containing a selection of artists working in the South West during the pandemic.
Fernando has made it through to the second round of the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020, Peoples’ Choice Award.
Please visit the Jackson’s Prize website to vote for Fernando’s painting Floating Stone (100 x 50 cm, Oil on canvas).
Voting for Fernando in the Peoples’ Choice Award is open until Wednesday 15th April, 2020. Every voter goes into the draw to win a £50 Jackson’s Art Supplies voucher.
M.A.D Gallery in Milan shows “Aeon”.
Aeon is a “study” about painting and mutation. In an era of speed and and ever faster changes in the delivery of information, Fernando Velázquez invites us to enter his art through a “miniature moving image” powered by silence, a journey through mind fields into painting itself.
The cyclic element of the composition refers to a long period of time represented here as a short breathing space. Velázquez’s recent series “Cave Paintings of our Time” pointed towards both his personal vision as a painter and his quest for universal and timeless images. “Aeon” looks beyond that initial point, becoming an experience, a transitional moment of reflection and lasting resonance.
View on the M.A.D. Gallery website.
This is an ambitious project involving artists from around the world who have created a piece to be part of final painting, expected to be more than six feet in height and 72-feet wide. Once complete, the work may become an artistic version of Google Maps, allowing art appreciators to zoom in on drawings and their stories.
Fernando has contributed to the project with a striking drawing in ink and watercolour. The piece aims to represent all of us, a portrait made out of paint.
Take a look on the Big Picture website.
Fernando talks to Artzine about his recent competition-winning painting, Animalia, and talks about past influences and experiences, as well as current inspirations from the countryside and nature.
Read the interview on the Artzine website.
Fernando is very pleased to have won the Artzine |Prize 2018 in the Abstract category. Fernando’s oil on canvas, Animalia, is a painting about the beginning of time and part of the series “In the beginning”. The new series will be exhibited in May 2019 at the David Lolly Gallery.
The Artzine Art Prize aims to uncover and showcase the best artistic talent from around the world, and to support brilliant artists who are defining our perception of what contemporary art is today.
Read more on the Artzine website.
The National Youth Arts Trust work to make the Arts accessible to all – regardless of family wealth or where you are born. Sadly though, many talented young people are prevented from following their passions by a lack of financial support, with the performing arts becoming less and less diverse as a result.
NYAT is working hard to change this.
Your support will help more young people realise their potential in the Arts. Please bid generously!