FERNANDO SUCRE is a Venezuelan-born artist now residing in Miami, Florida. Planet Fashion TV is proud to team up with Fer Sucre to create a one-of-a-kind live art exhibition in collaboration with Tito’s Handmade Vodka during the Art Loves Fashion Gala on December 8th.

Fernando Sucre began his career in graphic design and painting at the Neumann Institute of Design and the Federico Brandt Institute in Caracas and later at the University of Miami School of Fine Arts where he owned his technique for mixing media such as oil, acrylic, plastic and collage.

Working within the “pop” genre for the last several years, Sucre has gained attention and recognition for his creative blending of this very American tradition with his distinctive Latin American sensibilities, earning him awards like the Absolute Vodka in Venezuela, 1st Place at The 8th Conference of First Wives of The

Americas in Chile. Fer was chosen to paint Corporate Executives in Caracas, Venezuela, invited to participate in the Art Miami and FIA, and has been an active member of the South Florida artistic scene. As an artist living and working in Miami, he finds the environment here creatively invigorating. Sources of inspiration in his particular mode of expression, “pop” painting, seem to exude from every corner of this amazing city.

He likes people and to observe and interact with them. In fact, people make up about 90% of his artistic subject matter; faces, figures, groups, individuals, he paints them all in his own personal brand of “pop” caricature. His neo pop style combines vibrant colors with an upbeat, humorous point of view for a result that is fresh, fun and full of life. His work has been exhibited in the U.S., Europe and throughout Latin America and is included in private and public collections worldwide. He has become known for his wild characters, neurotic bar scenes and colorful interpretations of the rich and famous.

Following the lead of many of his most important contemporary pop artists, Sucre has been selected and commissioned to apply his artistic vision to several major product campaigns including Absolut Vodka. Influenced by the works of pop pioneers like Warhol, Haring and Liechtenstein, he is always reinterpreting, reinventing and expanding on the stylistic horizons of “pop” to find new ways to invite his audience to laugh, to join the party and be entertained.

He always found that “pop” art is great because it crosses just about any cultural barrier. It’s a very accessible style of art. It’s perhaps the best art form for anyone who might be intimidated by art. It’s fun, bright, colorful and full of a unique kind of energy.