Best of 2013: Map Paintings by Fernando Vicente

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 27, 2013
Originally published on August 5th, 2013: We are fans of Madrid-based artist Fernando Vicente, and have shown his work several times before. Today we take a look at his Atlas series, a series of paintings on old maps where here skillfully transforms countries and continents into faces, animals, and skulls using acrylic paint.

"Vanitas" by Fernando Vicente

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
This isn't the first time we have shown the anatomy/fashion illustrations from Spanish artist Fernando Vicente before, but this is the first time we gave a look at his series "Vanitas." The series was shown at Galerie Sen in 2007-08.

Fernando Vicente's Enchanting Viscera

Erotica // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
These visceral, circular illustrations come from Fernando Vicente's "Venus" exhibit. These artworks are both painterly and extremely graphic, revealing the underlying anatomy of each figure in a refreshing revision of the concept of 'skin peeling away.' Vicente contrasts warm and cool tones to demarcate interior and exterior, creating depth and atmosphere through careful layering of these hues. The circular composition gives these images a voyeuristic feel, as if peering through a looking-glass, heightening the sense of looking behind and underneath what we can normally perceive of the human body.  

Fernando Vicente

Illustration // Thursday, November 10, 2011
The anatomical paintings of Spanish artist Fernando Vicente are a breathtaking fusion of physical beauty and scientific reality, portraying attractive models reminiscent of a bygone era and pitting their exterior vanity against complex diagrams of their own interior anatomy. Vicente's peculiar combination of art and science is truly thought-provoking and a pure pleasure to behold.

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