FERNANDO ACEVES HUMANA
12 May ~ 30 June 2011 TOOT YUNG GALLERY
opening reception Thursday May 12th starting 7.00 pm
The Toot Yung Gallery is please to present the lithographs of Mexican artist, Fernando Aceves Humanas from May 12th to June 30 th 2011.
Fernando Aceves Humana is established as an independent artist in Oaxaca, Mexico. His lithographs are famous for their flamboyant colors and their crude, realistic yet surreal subjects. His paintings, drawings and lithographs often approach topics of ecology, animals trapped in urban landscapes. The fiery skies, the expressive gestures of animals and their scared looks gives to his work an impression of apocalypse.
Fernando has been working with the famous engraving studio ''Bramsen'' in Paris in 2009 on the production of this serie of large lithographs. These lithographs are part of his catalogue ''En Riesgo'' published in the framework of the exhibition ''En Riesgo'' in the ''Museo de los pintores Oaxaquenos'' in 2009.
BIOGRAPHY Born in Mexico City in 1969, Fernando Aceves Humana studied Fine Art at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and majored in printmaking at the Academy of Belle Arti di Roma, Italy. Aceves Humana has been awarded the young artists program of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts and has earned the scholarship of artistic excellence in France with a residency at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, where the series In Riesgo began. In 2007 Fernando Aceves Humana and Javier Arean established the first metal engraving print workshop at the National Faculty of Fine Arts in Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos. Aceves Humana has received various awards including IX National Meeting of Young Artists, Tamayo 1st National Biennale of Graphic Arts and Honourable Mention in the XIV Biennale Rufino Tamayo. He has exhibited in Mexico, Switzerland, Senegal, Spain, France, Italy, Vietnam and England. In 2008 he bacame a member of Sistema Nacional de Creadores, FONCA, Mexico. Within En Riesgo, Aceves Humana has developed a portfolio of lithographs in collaboration with the workshops of Clot Bramsen in Paris. Aceves Humana now works and teaches in Oaxaca City, Mexico.