Fabio Hurtado was born in Madrid ( Spain ) in 1960. Son of an Italian mother and a Spanish father he went to study to the Fine Arts School in Madrid' s University. After three years of teaching experience, in 1988 he finally dedicated himself entirely to painting. From that moment on his presence in international art circles has been constant, participating in solo and collective exhibitions in Madrid, London, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Bruxelles or Geneve.
He also participated in painting contests receiving numerous awards. In 1996 he was appointed membership of the Rome Academy of Modern Art and the prestigious Financial Times Telecom magazine dedicated a cover page to one of his paintings. Her Majesty Queen Sophia of Spain presented him with a Medal of Honour at the BMW Painting Awards and Hurtado was invited to be part of an exhibition celebrating the 25 Anniversary of Spanish Constitution together with some of Spain' s most important artists.
The Spanish Postal services issued a stamp collection featuring six of his paintings celebrating the role of women and literacy throughout history. Fabio Hurtado is an artist with an unmistakable style expressed through two different sides. The first one is marked by a geometric application in surreal atmosphere compositions...a personal approach to a magic inner world.
Musicians, enigmatic women and a metaphorical representation of birds seem to inhabit this theatrical landscape. The second recreate scenes in an almost cinematographic context, mostly set within the 1920's and 1930' s in a stylish and modern orientated look at women' s new role in society, a poignant statement of the timeless unchanging realities of the human condition.