FERNANDO VISCASILLAS M.F.A. F.V. is a contemporary visual artist with several solo exhibitions in Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Tokyo, Monte - Carlo, London and over 35-40 group shows. He was invited to the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence 2003, which was awarded the Lorenzo il Magnifico Medal.
"Dear fernando: We have been very impressed with your artistic production and we are glad to inform you that Birmingham UK has been selected for publication in the next Special edition of ART Habens Art Review. In particular, we have been highly impressed with your exploration of the aesthetic tension of urban environmentand we really appreciate the way your unconventional approach creates such a brilliant visual narrative challenges the viewers' perceptual process, providing them with a multilayered visual experience, and establishing deep involvement both on the emotional aspect and on the intellectual one.So we'll be pleased to submit you a personal interview about your artistic production, that will be featured in the next special Biennial Edition of our art publication. Sincerely," ART HabensTeam January 17, 2019 LONDON
BIRMINGHAM UK Birmingham is in the process of urban changes. They are developing a work plan for the next ten years that will make it one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Victorian architecture is mixed with modern buildings. Every time I visit I check all the changes. I do not get tired of photographing it because every six months it changes some area. It is very interesting. My way of working is quite anarchic. It’s easy to get carried away by a photo, a reading, an image, a movie, a few regulars in a pub… I go out to the street many times without fixed direction, unoccupied, without hurry, I enjoy observing with attention the architectures, the environment… I carry my Samsung phone or the Iphone ... I have a lot of "Flâneur". The 'flânerie' is the availability of attention with a hedonistic point, according to Baudelaire, his first theoretician and creator of Perplexed Dandism, who says: “For the perfect , for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow of movement, in the midst of the fugitive and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world – impartial natures which the tongue can but clumsily define.” My work has always been a mixture of the imaginary and the real, figurative and abstract images. An digital photography makes it extremely easy for me to cross these borders.The famous "creative process", everything is emerging and you do not know which direction it will take. The images are superimposed on the screen and it is never quite clear where the "final" result will come from. The Birmingham series, in process, is part of a project, "UK", in which several other cities will enter.