About the Artist
Fernando Aracil was born in the city of Alcoy (Alicante), Spain in 1954. It is in his hometown where he began his studies at the Academy of Painting of Rafael Abad. After years of studying art and traveling throughout his country, Aracil formulated his own aesthetic that has deep roots in the culture and art of Spain. Aracil is one of the original artists of the group of Spanish Levante painters. He has participated in a number of juried exhibitions on both a national and international level, as well as in group exhibitions in Spanish cities, Madrid, Barcelona, Oviedo, Alcoy, Denia and in European cities London, Porto, Rome, and Cologne. Aracil is a painter in solidarity with the world around him. He states, "The reality of the environments and rustic architecture of a Spain that still exists in the most unsuspected places that we would all like to find, walls of lime in the sun, Mediterranean vegetation, figures, the sea ... elements that make up a pictorial reality based on the rigor and quality."In his work, Aracil aims to capture the beauty of all that his countryside offers including the mundane.