PLASTIC ARTISTFernando Toledo
Art Studio of Zenaida Díaz, Habana, Cuba
Escuela de Artes Plásticas, Habana, Cuba
Academia de Artes San Alejandro, Habana, CubaMaster’s in Humanities, Major in Art History, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
(Currently professor of Drawing, Design school, Universidad del Desarrollo / Art Professor, “talents” project at the Universidad de Concepción, Chile.)
In my work, I seek the vital force of color, pure and illuminated like the windows in the old colonial churches that surrounded my childhood in the streets of Habana Vieja, (Cuba). At the same time I touch upon present-day subjects such as nostalgia, solitude, or individual freedom. I attempt to find hope, light digging into human and divine areas, from before and after, it is my life experience, my natural instinct, everything manifested in the woman as a starting point, as a source of all creation, undoubtedly a personal fascination of mine. As a path, I am interested in spontaneity, passionate and free execution, figurative art, the uninhibited strokes of the paintbrush, choosing the lines and the color almost emulating stained-glass windows to consecrate the ordinary daily life represented, to make sacred those moments where we are truly ourselves, without social pressures or forming a self image, as simple as life itself.
1990 – Collective, “Martínez Villenas” Library, Habana, Cuba
1992 – Collective, Casa de la cultura, Habana Vieja, Cuba
1998 – Collective, Centro Juvenil Salesiano, Habana, Cuba
2000 – Workshop and collective show, Universidad de La Salle, D.F. / México
2005 – Workshop and collective show, Centro Juvenil Salesiano, Habana, Cuba
2008 – Collective, at Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
2008 – Individual Show, Banco ITAU, Plaza Trébol, Concepción, Chile
2009 – “Art Zone” Collective, Piedra Molino Restaurant, Concepción, Chile
2009 – “Stories of Light” Individual Show, Centro Rukalihuén, Concepción, Chile
2009 – International “Expo Artists” Fair, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 – Individual Show, Galería Café Libro, Concepción, Chile.
2010 – Illustration of books: “La salud mental en el contexto escolar” and “Bienvenida la Universidad” , Universidad del Desarrollo , Concepción, Chile.
2011 – MUSES- individual painting exhibit, Montecatini.cl Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.
2012 – “We all wanted to be Princesses”, Club ecuestre, Cachagua, Chile.
2013, – “We all wanted to be Princesses”, Sala Arte Los Domínicos, Santiago, Chile.