Sevillian artist Enrique Ferreira exhibits in Mojácar

An exhibition of paintings by Sevillian artist Enrique Ferreira Martínez has been inaugurated at Mojácar’s La Fuente Art Centre.

Anyone interested can until 27th February visit the gallery, which, free of charge, has its doors open Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm.

Enrique Ferreira is presenting more than 30 works in Mojácar, including oil paintings, watercolours and charcoal drawings; portraits, landscapes and several masterful reproductions of great artists like Sorolla and Julio Romero de Torres.

Seville-born Ferreira currently lives in Almería locality Cuevas del Almanzora, where he continues to work on his lifelong passion: painting.

He studied Fine Arts in Seville, learning to work in all the artistic styles. A lover of hyperrealism, he fell in lovely mainly with the work of Murillo and decided to do a masters in the Renaissance.

His restless gaze, the search for perfection in his brushes and his inexhaustible desire to learn led him, among other things, to join the Imaginería Sevillana restauration group and Madrid’s Prado Museum restoration team. Nor does he hesitate to travel to Colombia, Toronto and many other cities, working on private collections, always restoring Spanish Renaissance painting.

Mojácar Council Culture Councillor Raquel Belmonte attended the official inauguration, where she could chat with the artist and comment on some of his works, many of them inspired by landscapes and customs of his childhood.

A large part of his works in oil and watercolours are concerned with places discovered on his travels through different places in Andalucía, always evoking the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.

Worth noting is the presentation in Mojácar of an interesting collecting of portraits done in charcoal, these portraits being one of the themes which Enrique Ferreira most likes to do.