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Fernando AlcarazFernando Alcaraz
Fernando Ibañez Alcaraz was born in Alcoy, Alicante (Spain) in 1969. As a child he was drawn to the artistic side of life which drove him to begin studying forms of art at the age of 15. For six years Alcaraz worked under his mentor, who was also an artist and teacher, studying artistic techniques and focusing on his drawing abilities. At this time he also began attending classes at the local art school, Escuela de Artes y Oficios in Alcoy.
Although his years of studying left him with skills and interests in pastels, watercolor, and pencil drawings, Alcaraz chose to focus his studies in oil painting.
Alcaraz has participated in several collective and individual exhibitions throughout his career along with winning several awards for his inspiring canvases. In 1985, he placed second in the IV Concurso de Careles de Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos in Ibi, Alicante; he exhibited his work at the Encuentro Mundial for the Fraternidad Hermana, in the Palace for Exhibitions and Congress of Granada in July 1992; in October 1992, he exhibited his work in a collective exposition in the Sala de Arte EMECE of Alcoy; in 1994, he participated in a collective exhibition at the Casa de la Cultura of Sollana in Valencia; and in 1996, Alcaraz participated in the Sala de Arte EMECE of Alcoy’s Grand Collection of Contemporary Teachers of Realism.
Ancient Spanish villages with their stucco buildings and tiled roofs, budding roses growing along weathered walls, and romantic beach scenes are Alcaraz’s forte. His unique use of light and shadow create depth against his textured canvases. Viewers are enticed with the reality of his subjects and feel as though they too are able to experience his soft-hued, quaint Mediterranean afternoons.