About Fernando Velazquez


1966 in Seville, Spain

Lives and Works:

Sherborne, United Kingdom


"Marshwood Vale Arts Awards 2014", Marshwood Vale Magazine, Bridport, United Kingdom, 2014
Evolver Prize at Atkinson Gallery - Finalist, Street, Somerset, United Kingdom, 2014
The Tribe Prize at Edgar Modern - Finalist, Bath, United Kingdom, 2014

About the artist

Fernando Velazquez is a contemporary Spanish painter whose otherworldly canvases blur the boundaries between imagination and reality. The artist’s bold, ethereal compositions explore grand themes of time, light and the human condition. 'I believe that my paintings encapsulate life,' says Fernando. We love the artist’s swirling, mystical style and the way his subject matter moves in and out of distinction across the canvas. Fernando’s works are poetry in paint form.

For a time Fernando worked from a studio in Hackney. The artist has since relocated to Dorset, where he paints in almost total seclusion. For Fernando, painting is more than technique and intention – it is an 'endless journey towards light'.

The artist has enjoyed a long career and his work is held in collections across the world, from Spain and the UK to China and the US. In 2013, Fernando was the exhibition prizewinner at the Dorchester Open. The following year he was a finalist for both the Evolver Prize at the Atkinson Gallery in Somerset and the Tribe Prize at Bath’s Edgar Modern.

Need to know

  • Fernando is a contemporary artist being discovered late in his career who rejects the boundaries between abstract and figurative art.
  • His otherworldly canvases hit you with the power of light, as he has describes his paintings as "an endless journey towards light".
  • Buy to bring drama to a space (and keep an eye on what happens next).
Jo Baring

The Insider Jo Baring says:

"Fernando paints with real passion. His works are bursting with energy and life. They are beautiful abstract pieces, but they're layered with meaning so they work on many different levels. I think these would look stunning in any interior."

Fernando Velazquez

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