Renata Fernández

 

b. 1971. Venezuela. Living and working in London. Fernández studied in Caracas Fine Art in the Armando Reveron University Institute (now UNEARTE), and Social Sciences, Media and Drama and Set Design in Universidad Catolica Andres Bello. The militarisation of almost every single aspect of Renata’s country made her to take on camouflage as a subject-matter while indulging in its inherent painterly qualities, coinciding with the Iraq invasion back in 2003. All her most recent work in painting, drawing, sculpture and installation derives from those reflections on camouflage, also a profound need to explore the genre of landscape: one set in an urban environment, with a static narrative, devoid of people when sometimes outdoor furniture stand symbolically by humans.

 

Renata showed her work at the Women’s Lockdown Art Exhibition, Zabludowicz Collection, London. With BOS Gallery, Dublin in several groups shows during the first lockdown. Was selected for AMALGAMA in its first edition in 2019. Showed in Maddox Arts in Mayfair as part of HER NATURE (2017) among other exhibitions there. Fernandez was selected for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016 and 2018, Mall Galleries. Her latest solo show was TROPICO CAMUFLADO in the Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas (2013-14). Her work is in several private collections worldwide.