Biography

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About Rafa Fonseca

Rafael Antonio Fonseca Acevedo born in Bogotá (Colombia) on May 17 in 1988, is a truly exceptional hyper-realist artist. At an early age he showed an interest in drawing, where he explored various techniques and materials, especially graphite. In his last years of Architecture, he decided to return to his passion for drawing and art, thus discovering a revolutionary painting tool, the art of the air-brush.

After finishing his training as an architect, he decided to dedicate himself fully to acrylic and the art of airbrush painting, beginning his personal artistic search, fascinated by the precision and detail in the images. He was inclined by hyper-realism, thus beginning to develop as a main theme in his works, portrait, human and animal figures, giving high value to the connection of the gaze between living beings (the windows of the soul) using his airbrush as the main tool and other mixed techniques. He trained as a self-taught artist of airbrush painting, developing his own artistic proposals where he involves the human portrait, nature as an essential factor in life and its deterioration through human history, with a touch of Magical Realism and critical perspective. He seeks to captivate the viewer through his meticulous painting technique. He does not believe in just capturing a snapshot in time but taking the viewer into a visual journey that stirs the senses and leaves a dramatic impression.

In 2015 Fonseca received International recognition, when his work was selected in the German magazine Step by Step (2015) Spanish version, also being on the cover (2018) for the same magazine with his work El Colombiano for the English version in the USA and an article in the German version. GRAU Prize for the Arts 2018 Homage to Women. August 14 2018, Honorable Mention Painting Mode of the 2018 Grand Prize for the Arts with the Work Yearnings.

Currently his work is being exhibited in Singapore at Artitude Gallery and in Colombia at ArtHunter Gallery