Nothing holds Fernando Aceves back. He delves into a danger filled forest the same way that he plunges into a sinkhole or explores an archeological zone. His creative power captures it all in color. He breathes life back into in to the static, into the seemingly inert. But where his curious spirit reaches unimaginable heights is when he pierces through time, making it his own and bringing back works of human creativity from the past. An archaeologist of painting, he probes unfathomable mysteries of disappeared people to bring us the face of a god, a human or an animal that had been entombed by earth, dust and time.

The irreverent Fernando breaks through the boundaries of life and death to enter a world where the image captured by the artist becomes a mirror. A reflection that shows us the faces of the past in powerful, eloquent color, faces bought back through intellect, creativity and the vital force that simply transforms it into a work of art….

Dr. Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

Thanks to Dr. Leonardo López Luján who allowed me to admire the excavation at his position in Templo Mayor in the ancient Aztec capital, now Mexico City. To Dr. Nelly Robles and Dra, Patricia Martínez who gave me the pleasure of painting the stations in the ruins of the Zapotec cities of Atzompa and Monte Alban in Oaxaca.

Cave paintings. Baja California Sur.
Oil on board. 13.5 x 32.2 cm. 2013
Buried patio, Monte Alban.
Oil on board. 15 x 42 cm. 2013.
Offering, Templo Mayor.
Oil on canvas. 237 x 190 cm. 2010.
Tlaltecuhtli, joint.
Oil on board. 22 x 32 cm. 2008.
Oil on board 22 x 32 cm. 2008
Oil on board. 22 x 32 cm. 2008.
Tlaltecuhtli, detail.
Oil on board. 22 x 32 cm. 2008.
Tlaloc shows up.
Oil on board 22 x 32 cm. 2008
Anced offering.
oil on board 32 x 22 cm 2008
Canido offering.
Oil on board. 22 x 26 cm. 2008
Oil on board. 22 x 32 cm. 2009.
Oil on canvas. 190 x 237 cm. 2009
Oil on board, 32 x22 cm 2008
Untitled 1.
oil on board 22 x 26 cm 2008
Offering in Ajaracas.
Oil on canvas. 274 x 190 cm. 2017.
Oil on board. 25 x 35 cm. 2019.
Oil on board. 25 40 cm. 2019.
Watercolor on paper. 21 x 29.7 cm. 2019.
Atzompa burried patio.
Oil on board. 21 x 31.5 cm. 2007.
8 Temblor 1.
Oil on board. 32 x 22 cm. 2013.
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