Born in Madrid in 1960, Hurtado is a modern master of Spanish Art. His works are valued by collectors all over the world. He has developed a personal style with a pictorial language of indisputable personality. Fabio has just been honored by the country of Spain with an edition of postage stamps depicting six of his current paintings.
Hurtado writes that he is keen to 'keep an element of mystery' in his paintings - he prefers people to search for their own stories within the images. In thus refusing to impose a particular interpretation of a painting on the viewer, Hurtado allows us to construct our own narratives from the cinematic stills he gives us. One's sense of intrigue when presented with a Hurtado painting is accentuated through the fact that we are often prevented from seeing what the women see. This is because Hurtado's figures frequently peer off into the distance holding binoculars and telescopes, their gaze taken by something that we are not privy to.
Hurtado's works have been shown at a number of galleries and museums around the world including Albert Gallery in Madrid, Albemarle Gallery in London, Accademia d'Arts Moderna in Rome and has received a number of awards and honours for his work.