Fernando Sáenz de Elorrieta

Foto de Fernando Sáenz


He starts in the art world at a very young age, earning his first Prize at the age of 10 years.

His career in the world of sculpture began in 1995, receiving classes at the Popular University of Cartagena. In the year 2000, he began to sculpture in Iron after receiving welding and oxyfuel courses. His training from then on is self-taught and based on his numerous trips to many countries on all continents, especially influenced by his long stay in Antarctica, where his fixation for the world of the sea especially whales comes from. His great passion of the Sea comes from his love for diving, being a first-class professional diver since the year 86, hence the influence in his work of the marine world especially fish, which form a large part of his sculptures in stainless steel.

The influence of his years as a sailor, mark another part of his work, as are his numerous sculptures of ships and sails made of corten steel and from small format to monumental size.

His works are in numerous public and private collections in Spain and other countries, his public work is well known, especially in Cartagena with his Cola de Ballena, Monumento al soldado de Reemplazo, el Flautista de Hamelin, el Buzo, y los Velámenes en La Manga del Mar Menor.

His work is also exhibit at the Municipal Bullfighting Museum of Alicante where they have three of his sculptures.

His cast of exhibitions is very numerous, in these last twelve months he has made two exhibitions in France (Mulhouse and Paris), Italy (Varese and Milan) and two in England (Devizes, Bristol).