Brenda R. Fernandez

"I live the creative process as a form of disruption form reality and social exclusion. Returning through form, texture and color, to that what unites us as humankind: The ability to love."

Danza Voraz, 2020 - Acrylic on broken canvas 100 x 80 cm

Brenda R. Fernandez (Brenda Rodriguez Fernández) was born in Mexico City in 1973 and studied Artistic Initiation at the National Institute of Fine Arts of México and then majored in Art at the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana. Brenda also studied with Master Luis Nishizawa, in 1997, with whom she learned the handling of multiple painting techniques and procedures.

Her artistic career has led her to exhibit in various venues in México City and throughout the Country: At Cuban Embassy in Mexico, Ateneo Español, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros and several Galleries of the City, as well as Cultural Centers of Chiapas, Tabasco, Baja California, Puebla, among others.

In 2016, Brenda R. Fernandez prepared "Destramando", an art exhibition in which she recreated the layout of her map. Stains, firm lines almost exact, scratches that mold shapes, breaks that design compasses, soft chiaroscuros that denote rhythms, accumulated broken forms summed up to build a construction.

In 2018, she began exploring the use of different techniques, materials and textures, as well as the handling of solid colors into an abstract monochrome, that provokes the spectator to have a wider interaction and dialogue with the artwork. 

In 2019, Brenda R. Fernandez exhibited her artwork at the Contemporary Art Fair Carrousel du Louvre Paris (October), at the Art Fair in Brussels (Nov), at the Modern Art Museum in Vienna (Sept - Jan.) In 2020 significant participation in BADA Mexico exhibition in Mexico City. (Feb). Collective Exhibition in Van Gogh Gallery in Madrid, Spain (Feb), Cologne Paks Gallery in Germany, Vienna Paks Gallery in Austria (Jan – Apr.) 

As a future call, in 2021,  Brenda R. Fernandez will participate in the 2nd BADA México, International Fine Art Cannes Biennale, also in the 2 International Contemporary Art Biennale Basel, Switzerland.

Yuku, 2020 - Mixed media on canvas. 200 x 200 cm
The Love of a Ghost for a Ghost, 2020 - Mixed media on canvas. 200 x 200 cm
Hope Stitches, 2020 - Mixed media on broken canvas 50 x 50 cm
47 Instantes, 2020 - Mixed media on canvas 200 x 200 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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