Artist Fernando Hocevar
Graduated from Universidad de Mendoza as an Architect. A solid aesthetic background guides him in his fine arts search. Starting as a photographer he participates in numerous and important competitions, obtaining several prizes that stimulates his activities in this field. Nevertheless, not fully satisfied, the necessity of a more direct contact with the materials for artworks guide him to oil painting and the creation of his own world of landscape.He begins to develop a very personal technique and works in an endless series of paintings called “Landscapes in the country of the calm” .In 1997 a deep change takes place in his creations. Without abandoning the spirit and beauties of his works he starts developing his landscapes by digital processes, medium in which he starts working passionately. After two years of work in this field, in 1999 he surprises Mendoza with an exhibition of 40 works at the Modern Art Museum of Mendoza. This show of large size digital works suggestively named “Landscapes under the hidden moon” is, in the opinion of the specialized critics, the most important sample of digital art work carried out in Argentina at the time. By the end of 1999 Fernando Hocevar is rewarded with one of the most important art prizes in the world, the Fiorino d’Argento, at the XVII Premio Firenze-Europe, Digital Art Section, a contest sponsored by the European Parliament and the Florence, Italy, Government. In march 2000 he is awarded the Great Prize of Honour, at the Fourth Digital Creation Awards of Japan, contest of great world importance. By the end of 2000 Hocevar obtains Honorable Mention at the Hyperart Biennale 2000 held in New York, USA. At the beginning of 2001 Hocevar is awarded the GRAND PRIZE at the 5th Internet International Art-Photo Contest, carried out in Japan with the participation of 500 works from 48 countries around the world. This recent award, added to the previous ones, makes Fernando Hocevar one of the most important international artists in the new discipline of digital art works. His last works took him to India, invited by the prestigious Interior Design Architecture Bilkey Llinas Design (Palm Beach - Hong Kong) to do works that nowadays are part of the Grand Hyatt Bombay and Grand Hyatt Kolkata interior decoration, after this job he made 60 pieced for the Hyatt Hotel Mendoza, Argentina. In 2007 a wide range of limited edition giclee prints is published.