Fernando Poyatos

Fernando is from the city of Granada.  He has known the Alpujarra since he was a child,  his paternal family have roots in Lanjarón where he went every summer to spend his vacations. Born into an art-loving family, his father often took him to the Alhambra when he was a child, where “from a simple matter of his height”, he soaked up the chromaticism, geometries and contrasts of the tiles of the Nasrid palaces, which have gone on to influence his passion for colour, composition and form. He trained in Fine Arts (1998) and History of Art (2015) in Granada. He specialized in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and has worked in Spain, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador and the USA. He currently works as a professor in the Degree of Restoration and Conservation at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville. His professional life has made him a connoisseur of traditional artistic materials and techniques, as well fusing art and science through the field of restoration. Parallel to his academic work, he has developed an artistic career in painting, holding various exhibitions in Spain, the United States and Ecuador. Pictorially Fernando is interested in the physical aspects of colour and its influence on the psychology of the observer.

“There is in colour the capacity and the physical force to influence us. Colour is the real and most primitive fact of painting and it is the main element in my work. In my works, colour is the theme, composition, arrangement of planes, shapes, lines, etc. Transcending from the symbolic to the visual and to the very physical fact that it represents. I find in colour the didactic expression of life itself and a mysterious plastic element that externalizes us as people ”.