Spanish artist Fernando Martin Diez-Cabeza to unveil “The Giant of Macao” on Nov 4 in NYC
New Yorkers, clear your calendar for another exclusive unveiling of Spanish artist Fernando Martín Diez-Cabeza. This time, Fernando will be unveiling his new portrait: “The Giant of Macao.”
But, who is The Giant of Macao? The new subject is no other than Alessandro Borsone, an Italian actor who lives and works in Milan and is a member of the Macao movement. Borsone will be performing his monologue “IMPRO POETICA DI MEZZA ECTASI” for the audience that night. Come one, come all, bring a guest for a night of fun and excitement. This is going to be epic!
Wednesday, November 4th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Russian Orthodox Cathedral 59 East 2nd Street , New York, NY 10003
Live Music by Pablo Conejero López
Dress Code: Just Be Yourself
Cocktails and Hors D’Oeuvres will be served
Fernando’s Childhood: From The Canary Islands to National Television in Madrid
Portrait Artist Fernando Martín Diez Cabeza was born in the Canary Islands, Spain. Fernando Martín became a sensation at the age of 14 when a portrait of his mother caught the eye of a newspaper that printed it, naming him a child prodigy. Very soon after he received calls requesting portrait commissions. At the age of 14 he became a professional portrait artist. He won many drawing contest between the ages of 8 and 12. At 16 he was awarded a national drawing contest impressing a T.V. producer in Madrid who flew him there to appear on his TV show.
Early Start in Rome as on of Valentino’s Illustrator
At age 18, after enrolling in college as a Fine Arts major, he was selected by his teachers as one of the most talented in the school. He participated in a major art exhibition, adding to a successful outcome to the school’s reputation and graduated with honors. He then earned a grant to study art in Rome. Eager to explore other avenues, he chose Printing and Stage Design for Theater and Opera at Rome’s prestigious Academia di Belli Arti de via Repetta. During this time he participated in many exhibitions. The most notorious, organized by the infamous Instituto Cervantes de Rome, who selected him as the youngest among the seven most relevant artists living in Rome to represent Spanish art. It was a huge success. Rome’s famous courtier icon Valentino saw his work and invited him to illustrate his collections. Fernando, eager to try new avenues accepted.
His arrival in NYC: From Fashion’s Biggest Names to Personal Portraits
He arrived in New York and started illustrating collections for fashion’s biggest names – Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, just to name a few. After a big parenthesis without painting, in 2002 he returned to painting and started producing portraits of friends in New York City. Influenced by the fashion industry, he paid big attention to the styling on the subjects.
Fernando’s unveilings were made iconic when the unveiling of style icon Tziporah Salomon portrait appeared in the Ari Cohen film Advanced Style. Later on, Lyndell Comen, “The Countess of Glamour,” who also appeared in the film, commissioned him to paint her portrait. While most of his portraits are in private homes, the portrait of Father Michael of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral is residing at the Cathedral for the public to enjoy.
If you attended his last unveiling, which Alma Emprendedora covered, you know what to expect and who Fernando is. If you didn’t, then we highly encourage you be prepared to experience art at its finest at the unveiling of The Giant of Macao.