Luis Fernández Conde

Pseudonym: Luis Pachón
Category: Painter and teacher
Birth Date: In september 1947
Birth Place: Allariz (Ourense)


He studied at Salesianos School in Cádiz, where he discovered his interest for painting. Then he moved to Madrid, where he combined his studies of drawing and painting with music. In 1975 he founded the Ceramics School in Ermua (Basque Country) with several partners. In 1981 he returned to his native village, where he promotes and directs the Painting and Ceramics School. Regarding teaching, he collaborated as a teacher of painting and ceramics at the Secondary Schools of Allariz and Verín. He gave courses at Mariñamansa Cultural Centre, the City Council of Xinzo and a workshop for children in Ourense.

He is a member of the Galician Association of Artisans, teacher of ceramics (Xunta de Galicia) and drawing (City Council of Allariz) and director of ‘A Fábrica’ Gallery (Allariz).

 Work & Activities

He carried out exhibitions in Eibar - Guipúzcoa (1966), Bilbao (1977), Ermua – Vizcaya (1978), Allariz – Ourense (1979 e 1980), Verín – Ourense (1981) Xinzo – Ourense (1982), O Carballiño – Ourense (1983), Ourense (1984), Celanova – Ourense (1985), Bande – Ourense (1986), Vitoria (1987), Ourense (1988), Vilagarcía – Pontevedra (1989), Santiago de Compostela, Noia - A Coruña and Ribadavia – Ourense (1990), Ourense, A Coruña, Salamanca, Vigo, Lugo and Allariz – Ourense (1991), Xinzo – Ourense (1992), Padrón - A Coruña (1993), Pontevedra (1994), ‘Semana de Galicia’ in Barcelona and inauguration of the Cultural Centre of Vilardevós – Ourense (1995), A Coruña, Athenaeum of Ourense and Lorient – France (1996), Casa de Galicia in Madrid, Lorient - France and Allariz – Ourense (1997), Drawing Fairs, Xunta de Galicia: A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra (1998), Lalín – Pontevedra (1999), Castelo de Castro Caldelas– Ourense (2000), Ourense (2001), Allariz – Ourense (2002) and Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, Santiago de Compostela (2003).

 Other Interesting Aspects

His work is present in ‘Enciclopedia Galega’ (volume 35), ‘Itinerario de Artistas Orensanos’, ‘Premio Nacional de Cerámica’, ‘Premio Alcon V de Cerámica’, Galician Creative Artists (Santiago de Compostela), Ceramics National Week (Santiago de Compostela), West Craft Show (Salamanca), Craft Show (Vigo), ‘Fexdega’ (Vilagarcía de Arousa), ‘Agronatura’ (Ourense), ‘Expo-Boi’ (Allariz), ‘Feagri 90’ (Xinzo de Limia), Craft Show (Noia), ‘Muestra del Noroeste’ (A Coruña) and ‘Semana de Galicia en el País Vasco’ (Vitoria).