oil on canvas
Fernando Saenz Pedrosa was born in Palencia, Spain in 1947. At a young age his talent as a draftsman became very evident. So evident that in 1965, at the ripe age of 18, he was enrolled in the prestigious Architectural School of Madrid. From 1965-1970 Pedrosa’s study as a draftsman and painter became more prolific. From his studies at the architecture school he was able to mature his skill in drawing and combine that with painting. Painting became Pedrosa’s manner in which to bring his drawings to life and he was so affected by this art of painting that after five years of study, he decided to concentrate his career and life to it. Pedrosa’s skill as a hyper-realist is unmatched. Like an architect, he builds a scene with the foundations of drawing, and from that adds color to bring his forms to life without revealing the painter’s brush-stroke. He is an artist who knows how to capture human expression and emotion in the most natural way. Like a photograph the viewer is able to capture a glimpse of a moment as if the world was standing still. Pedrosa is a master in detail, his beautiful shadows bring dimension to his forms with an almost human tenderness. His studies in the effects of light give his viewers the ability to capture the most vital hours of the day, from the early working afternoons, to the dusk-filled times of relaxation. Pedrosa is the master in hyper-realism.