Fausto Fernandez – Anything but Tame
Dimensions: 32 x 22″
Media: collage, acrylic, spray paint on canvas
Fausto Fernandez‘s 2018 painting “Anything but Tame” features bright swaths of color and an energetic painting style. Fernandez leads the eye around the piece in an energetic dance. One can find solace in the rectangle in the middle of the work: a cutout from a serene painting of a foggy forest. Images of nature intermingle with splashes of spray paint and sketches of machines, suggesting a chaotic relationship between nature and technology.
Fausto Fernandez is a mixed media collage artist whose works include a variety of paintings, public art, and community engagement projects, through which he explores the relationship of nature and technology as they intersect with human behavior. Materials used include wallpaper, asphalt, spray paint, acrylic paint, and laserjet transfers. Instructional materials, such as schematics and blueprints, provide meaning to his work. Fernandez’s artworks are a reflection of his identity, challenging the cultural environment in which he was raised along the border of Mexico and the United States. He explores the unique ways in which people communicate and express themselves as individuals within society, and attempt to capture the essential ingredients of wonder that exceed the limits of multicultural border subjects.