Spanish artist Fernando Vincente has adopted a very unique approach to portraiture in incorporating cartography and geography into his “Atlas” series. To achieve the finished product, Mr. Vincente gathered old maps which he then painted over with semi-transluscent layers of acrylic paint into portraits of humans, animals and skulls.
The finished product brings a fresh perspective to modern geography, redefining borders while still preserving accepted boundaries, encouraging the viewer to question the necessity of geographical borders and all that they imply.
Born in Madrid in 1963, Mr. Vincente is known both as a painter and an illustrator; in his early career he provided illustrations for the Madriz magazine, going on to contribute to La Luna de Madrid, Playboy, El País Semanal, Gentleman, Letras Libres, Cosmopolitan and El Malpensante.
To visit Mr. Vincente’s website, please click here. To see images his “Vanitas” series, please click here. To visit his blog, updated several times per week, please click here.