Gustavo Fernandes- Photorealistic Artist
Born in 1964
About the Artist:
Gustavo Fernandes is self-taught, creative and bold, in his work stand out objects, landscapes, peoples and details that give to his work a real hyper realistic touch. Gustavo Fernandes constantly seeking the freedom that the artist wants and does it consistently. For this, works through paint, brushes and bronzes, moving with great dexterity in painting and drawing as in sculpture and photography. His color palette is varied and ranges in hew that with rigorous technical and utilizes trace strong and steady. About his work, says: “When I start a work, I live for it and only rest when I reach perfection, as much realism as possible.The realism is in every brushstroke ... In the colour ... in the trace . I like to create works that involve people’s lives, the essential in their lives.There's always a lot of me in every work of art. My creation is strongly influenced by my emotions and moods. The brushstroke, the stroke stiffness, the work which can be agitated or peaceful. This emotion reaches to the observer. This is the great magic... “.
-Attended the Montreal School of Fine Arts Mission Renaissance.
-Attended the program and Graphic Arts of Dawson College.
-Expertise in the techniques and methods and Betty Edwards' Drawing from the Artist Within "and" The Natural Way to Draw "from Nicolides.
-Training under the guidance of the artist Francisco de Oliveira.
2008- Honorable Mention in the Bairrada Wine Museum – Portugal
2004- Prize Mathew Fernandes - Museum Monastery Santa Maria da Vitória - Batalha
2001- Audience Award for Painting, Gallery D'Art Vincent INDEG (ISCTE Business School)- Lisbon
1992-Electroliber Award - Sintra
1990- I Prize "Fidelity" Young Painters - Lisbon
In 27 years of artistic life, Gustavo Fernandes exhibited in over 20 countries:
Canada / Spain / Germany / Belgium / Italy / Kazakhstan / Mozambique / Angola / USA / Netherlands / France / Austria / Finland / Brazil / Japan/South Africa.
Guest by UNICEF and a German institution to be part of a cultural initiative named Berlin Buddy Bears in which a solitary work created by him travels around the world. Among the 140 countries elected by UNICEF includes: Turkey / USA / Australia / Argentina / Jerusalem / Seoul / Egypt / Poland / Uruguay.
Representations, Private and Public collections:
Sculpture “Hand-Evolution”- with 8,5 high for the Center of Lisbon
Aquapura Douro Valley Hotel – With a sculpure.
Church Murals, Pêro Pinheiro, Sintra
Alter, Wall Panels, Church of Our Lady of the Cape, Oeiras
Sculpture "The Dolphin", Oeiras
Decorative panels Hotel Marquês de Pombal,Lisbon
The Yeatman Hotel, Porto, Portugal
Epic Sana Luanda, Angola
Presidential Palace in Kazakhstan
Mural , Wine Museum in Anadia
Museum João Mario, Alenquer
The General Inspectorate of Internal Administration
Municipality of Oeiras
Municipality of Vendas Novas
Also in other private collections such as:
Canada, Switzerland, USA, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Finland, Brazil and Japan.
Art Galleries representations:
Count Ibex Collection, New York
Galeria LM, Sintra
Casino Estoril Art Gallery
Microarte Art Gallery
Plus One Galleryin London, UK.