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, and 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.
Gustavo made his training under the guidance of Portraiture Francisco de Oliveira. Gustavo Fernandes is self-taught, creative and bold. In his work stand out objects, landscapes, people and details that give to his work a real hyper-realistic touch.
Gustavo Fernandes is constantly seeking the freedom that the artist wants and does it consistently. For this, he works through paint, brushes, bronzes and flashes, moving with great dexterity in painting and drawing as in sculpture and photography. His color pallet is varied and ranges in hues that rigorous technical and utilizes trace strong and steady. About his work, he 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 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.
This will be the first time that Artcatto will exhibit his artworks.