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Roberto Verino, the new member of the Galician Academy of Fine Arts

By Jaime Martinez

Dec 7, 2021


The renowned Spanish designer Roberto Verino, a native of the Orense town of Verín, has been appointed as the new member of the Galician Academy of Fine Arts. The institution was founded in 1849 which aims to contribute to the dissemination of the cultural heritage of Galicia, in which the designer will take charge of the image arts section.

Verino, considered one of the leading figures of contemporary Spanish fashion, studied Fine Arts in Paris; a period during which he notably relied on his cultural background. The designer's heritage has always been showcased through his collections and his eponymous fashion brand, which will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its foundation in 2022, as well as the different initiatives that brought him fame. This can be well observed in the defence of the arts carried out through the firm's exhibition gallery located in the Galician town of Ourense. A space located on Rua do Paseo 21, which houses and accommodates the pictorial, photographic and sculptural work of different artists.

"Nothing can make me happier than receiving an honour like this, which recognises my devotion, work and determination to do beautiful things that transcend time", and "that mean much more than objects because they carry the burden of our own history and culture,” declared the designer himself when the news of his appointment was known.

In addition to the appointment of Verino, the Galician institution has also announced other additions including painter Mónica López Alonso, sculptor Carmen Pérez Pereira and architect Felipe Peña Pereda. They are all Galician artists, like Verino, with whom the Academy seeks to provide itself with greater representation in all areas related to the arts, research and dissemination, in view of the foundational objective of participating for greater dissemination of the Galician culture.

This article was originally published on FashionUnited.es and it was translated by Andrea Byrne.

Photo credit: Roberto Verino, photographed by Brais Lorenzo. Courtesy photo.

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