Aurelio

Aurelio by Iván Chacón

Aurelio
by Iván Chacón
© Iván Chacón

Iván Chacón (b.1989) undertook a BA degree in fine arts, followed by an MA in painting at the University of the Basque Country. His work was selected for the Hotel Carlton, Bilbao painting prize in 2014, going on to win first prize in 2015. He has had a solo exhibition in Bilbao.

The portrait is of the artist’s relative, Aurelio, who Chacón was inspired to paint after watching him taking part in a family conversation over Christmas. Chacón realised that rather than searching for a subject, he should simply paint what was in front of him and was keen to capture the confidence in Aurelio’s expression and gestures.

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