« Could one make poetry out of the horror of witnessing, remotely and through the eyes of friends and relatives via social media, the daily destruction of the place I used to call home?
I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Its influence lays heavily on me on all aspects and informs even at a distance the way I look at everything. When looking back at my most recent work it seems that a certain melancholy is driving me when confronted with the impossibility of ever coming back to my country. In trying to keep on holding the unattainable, I end up depicting an otherworldliness.
As an artist I am very methodological, rational in my approach to subject-matter and technique. I am quite organised, almost zen-like in the sense that I tend to work formats and subject to a certain degree of exhaustion, knowing that such approach of hard work and persistence could lead to a revelation of sorts . Yet I also know that this is the way distilled emotion seeps through. My work does transmit an undefined sense that something lurks beneath that can be quite moving ».
Fernandez studied Fine Art in the Armando Reveron University Institute (now named UNEARTE), and Social Sciences, Media and Drama in Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, both in Caracas.
Fernandez was shortlisted for the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize 2018 held at Mall Galleries.
The artist had a solo exhibition in the Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela (2013-14), titled TROPICO CAMUFLADO. She shows her work constantly in London, as well as in France, Belgium and Spain. Her work is in several private collections in Venezuela, Taiwan, Spain, USA, UK, France, Germany and Belgium.