Featured Artist Nano Sfera

Artist Nano Sfera’s oil paintings, filled with symbolism and embellishment, express his fascination with the planets and universe. Learn more by visiting his website.

 

“Venus Muerta” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference by artist Nano Sfera. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Venus Muerta” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference

 

From an early age I was completely fascinated by the natural world. However, my education and the social structure I grew up in gradually took over my life and dragged me away from my childhood obsession. I found myself contemplating the natural world, but I kept that knowledge to myself, harboring my thoughts as if they were part of a secret cult.

 

“Tierra Incógnita de Nuestro Señor Problema” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference by artist Nano Sfera. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tierra Incógnita de Nuestro Señor Problema” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference

 

The constellations in the heavens and the physical laws of nature attracted me with the same force as the small creatures that live under the stones. I learned many things.

 

“Marte aTerrado” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference by artist Nano Sfera. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Marte aTerrado” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference

 

But I was missing something. With time, I understood that I was missing something inside myself. I was actually behaving like a mere observer who did not take part in the grandeur around me.

 

“Amor Plutónico” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference by artist Nano Sfera. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Amor Plutónico” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference

 

Eventually, and gradually, my participation in the natural law became articulated at a spiritual level through painting.

 

“Sin Noticias de Mercurio” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference by artist Nano Sfera. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sin Noticias de Mercurio” Oil on Canvas, 39.4” Circumference

 

Each painting is a kind of ritual in which I rediscover nature, celebrate life and capture the irony of mankind—that although we consider ourselves to be in control of our lives and our environment, we find ourselves awed and somewhat humbly comforted when we view the primitive greatness of the universe.

 

“Vaca Marte Luz” Oil and Buttons on Canvas and Wood Panel, 48” Circumference by artist Nano Sfera. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Vaca Marte Luz” Oil and Buttons on Canvas and Wood Panel, 48” Circumference

 

I work mainly with oil painting. I love its great versatility and ability to capture the subtlest nuances. For my training in art, I studied contemporary realism that emphasized recovering and re-adapting traditional pictorial techniques of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

 

“Ruido Luna Luz” Oil, Buttons and Paper on Wood Panel, 30.7” Circumference by artist Nano Sfera. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Ruido Luna Luz” Oil, Buttons and Paper on Wood Panel, 30.7” Circumference

 

In my paintings, I find I am most interested in circular formats which I sometimes elaborate. The circle is very attractive to me. This is partly because it is a traditional symbol of perfection, but also because of its serenity and its cyclical rhythm which is so characteristic of natural processes.

 

“Microbiota Luna Ventana” Oil on Wood Panel, 30.7” Circumference by artist Nano Sfera. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Microbiota Luna Ventana” Oil on Wood Panel, 30.7” Circumference

 

The titles of my pieces are important and complementary parts of my work. I start trying out titles almost from the moment I start working on a painting. By the time I have finished it, I already have a well-established title.

 

"Luna Botón 1" Oil and Buttons on Canvas, 19.7" Circumference by artist Nano Sfera. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Luna Botón 1″ Oil and Buttons on Canvas, 19.7” Circumference

 

I am strongly influenced by the great Renaissance period of painting for its spirit of rediscovery and its expression of nature. I find in many of these works a vibrant celebration of natural life. In addition, I am very interested in the scientific illustrations of the 18th century and later.

 

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