Gustavo Fernandes was born in 1964. He has an academic and professional career developed in Canada and Portugal over 27 years, largely devoted to painting that led him to expose and develop contacts in several countries. He attended the Montreal School of Fine Arts Mission Renaissance, the program Art and Graphics at Dawson College. He specialized in Betty Edwards technical methods “Drawing from the Artist Within” and “The Natural Way to Draw” for NIcolides. Made training under the guidance of Portraiture Francisco de Oliveira. 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, bronzes and flashes, moving with great dexterity in painting and drawing as in sculpture and photography. His color palette is varied and ranges in hues 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. I like to create works that involve people’s lives, their routine, the essential in their lives “.Gustavo Fernandes’s work has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions and makes part of several private, institutional and public collections.He is regularly invited to lectures about Art.
Public Works: Murals of the Church of Pêro Pinheiro, Lisbon; Wall Panels of the Church Lady of the Cape in Portugal; Sculpture “The Dolphin” in Marginal Cascais; Decorative panels of Marquês de Pombal Hotel in Lisbon; Hotel “The Yeatman”, Gaia; Epic Sana, Luanda. Sculpture “Hand Evolution”, in Saldanha, Lisbon.Museums: Water Museum – Lisbon; Museum João Mário, Alenquer; Museum of the President of Kazakhstan in Astana; Aveiro Museum; Bairrada Wine Museum in Anadia with a screen referring to wine- 700x200cm. Of he’s major international performances, should highlight: “O Public Ministry and the “50 Years of Universal Declaration of Human Rights “– Lisbon “Peinture Portugaise Contemporaine à la Veille du XXIe Siécle” Brussels, Belgium “Mostra di Arti Applicate Contemporânea”, “OKA – Objectos com Alma”, (Portuguese Presidency) EU – “Travels em Portugal”) – Varese, Milan, Italy
Since 2014-Artist represented by Plus One Gallery, London