Chilean Artist Fernando Prats Paints the Beauty and Violence of Nature

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The artist, who has received critical acclaim around the world for his unconventional and unpredictable images generated by nature, exhibits his latest work in a show curated by Puerta Roja.


This exhibition showcases Fernando Prats'(b. 1964) pioneering work, which records visualisations of natural actions on smoked surfaces, such as movements of animals, seismographic vibrations and imprints of geysers shooting water from the ground.

Nature Paintings marks the debut of Prats’ ‘Paintings of Birds series’. In this ongoing body of work, the artist captures the free and fleeting beating of a bird’s wings, which creates a rhythmic imprint on the smoked surface, freezing the motion of the bird in time.

The exhibition will also include action paintings produced with wild Andean Condors, an endangered species.

Prats will be present at the exhibition opening. Additionally, he will host a talk on November 15 and a live-painting a new work for his Paintings of Birds series at an event organised by the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association on November 16.


When: 14 Nov 2018 - 25 Jan 2019 Where: Puerta Roja – 1/F Soho 189 Art Lane, 189 Queen's Road West – Sheung Wan