Nelo Vinuesa

“What interests me is to approach the canvas as a blank sheet, and to progressively turn it into a kind of map of forms that are revealed as I go along. It is then that I recognize and interpret what remained hidden.”

Nelo Vinuesa’s (b. 1980, Valencia, Spain) abstractions stem from his profound connection to both color and the natural landscape; as a result, he mixes his own colors in order to represent a certain emotion or experience, often from his own life experience. Vinuesa’s interest in evoking the natural landscape stems from his view of it as a framework comparable to human existence. The legacy of Abstract Expressionism is an important source of inspiration for the artist; as in action painting, one can imagine his movements when viewing his works. Similar to some practitioners of the movement, Vinuesa believes that finding the semblance of the spiritual in art is just as important today as it was in the context of the 20th century, offering comfort and hope even in the most uncertain of times. Though he focuses on painting, the artist has also worked in video and installations and cites them as important influences in his work. Vinuesa studied fine art at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain and has been awarded both grants and residencies in London and Madrid. He currently lives and works in Spain.