Fantastic Worlds of Magic Beings - Portraits - With Fernando Molinari
Illustrator / Visual Artist / Professor Fernando Molinari
All my life was dedicated to different ways of art exploration, but drawing was the main channel of focus from my childhood.
After technical advertising studies in high school in Buenos Aires, with the years and practically self taught went on to become into professional illustration and painting, being different ways of exploration and self-expression.
I did extensive work illustrating numerous book covers (including Anne Rice's "Lasher"), picture books, magazines, stories, etc for different media and publishing houses, in my country and abroad, such as Planeta, Atlántida, Billiken, Continente, Emecé, Alfaguara, Aguilar, Kier, Conozca Más magazine, Casares Grey agency, Metropolitan theater, etc. Also for Stone Arch (USA), Renaissance House Publishers (USA), McGraw-Hill (Mexico), Ford Street Publishing (Australia), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (USA), Ravensburger (Germany), Piñata Books (USA), Templar Publishing (England), QED Publishing (UK), PS Publishing (UK), Miles Kelly Publishing (UK), among others. Throughout 2002 I developed diverse activities in the United States, being the guest of honor at Leprecon 28 (Convention of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art in Phoenix,Arizona) where I presented my Gallery of Horrors and participated in several events, getting mentions and awards. I was also a member of the Henderson Art Association in Nevada, exposing in various cultural spaces my Jazz Art Gallery, among other works.
The most notable works are my books of magic beings, focusing thus, in the Fantasy Art genre as my peak of expression, counting with a large audience of followers in Latin America and Spain. "The Magical World of Fairies" (Ediciones Continente), is considered in Mexico cultural heritage of the main national libraries. Some of my latest picture books of the genre have been "Fairies" and "Giants" (QEB Publishing, UK), belonging to a collection of magical stories, myths and legends. Also I point proudly my collaboration on Ari Berk's "Hobgoblins" (Templar, UK), where I have the pleasure of working large with the legendary Tolkien illustrator ALAN LEE, among other renowned artists of high experience in the subject.
I am also professor of drawing, illustration and traditional art techniques, forming students in my workshop in Buenos Aires, continuously since the late 90's.Fantasy on stage is the art event I expose in public, where I develop the techniques of drawing and illustration on a multimedia audiovisual show. I have also made several appearances on TV in Argentina, where I presented my art, discussing and doing visual demonstrations of my techniques.