Fernando Vignoli was born in Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, on August 14, 1960. He studied at ColÃ©gio Militar (a high school held by the Brazilian Army) and concluded his high school education at ColÃ©gio PitÃ¡goras where he majored in architectural design. He graduated in Visual Communication at ESAP Escola Superior de Artes Visuais (University School of Visual Arts). Vignoliâ€™s oil paintings rife with passageways, labyrinths, doors and windows are swathed in light to symbolize the possibility of escape from an unwanted reality. His strict, structured childhood under the watchful eye of his father, an army captain, inspires many of his works.
Looking at his paintings, writes John Ensley Hooker, who contributed to a recent monograph about the artist, â€œis like walking through a labyrinth of walls painted by him. Either you end up in a dark corner without knowing where to go, or you discover a vibrant view of the artistâ€™s soul.â€Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!