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Ana Fernandez
updated: 07/31/2009
website: mirandatexidor.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Boquete
Procession (detail)
heads (detail of Procession)
Procession entrance
Procession continued
Procession last
Marmanjo nel rio
Marmanjo and chechelenta
Cocozinho
No pais das minhocas (in the land of larvae)
Baxter gordon finds his brother
Baxter Gordon detail
Gregorio Lovejoy sinks
Rehabilitation  detail
OLiva
 
Portfolio Keywords:  fantasy, animals
 
 
Boquete by Ana Fernandez
Boquete
ink drawing on paper (detail of installation)
2005
Dimensions variable
Procession (detail) by Ana Fernandez
Procession (detail)
ink drawing on paper cutout
2006
Dimensions variable
heads (detail of Procession) by Ana Fernandez
heads (detail of Procession)
ink drawing on paper (detail of installation)
2006
Dimensions variable
Procession entrance by Ana Fernandez
Procession entrance
ink drawing on paper cutout installation
2006
Dimensions variable
Procession continued by Ana Fernandez
Procession continued
ink drawing on paper cutout installation
2006
Dimensions variable
Procession last by Ana Fernandez
Procession last
ink drawing on paper cutout installation
2006
Dimensions variable
Marmanjo nel rio by Ana Fernandez
Marmanjo nel rio
tempera and collage on paper
2007
55" x  33" 
Marmanjo and chechelenta by Ana Fernandez
Marmanjo and chechelenta
tempera and collage on paper
2007
55" x  33" 
Cocozinho by Ana Fernandez
Cocozinho
tempera and collage on paper
2007
55" x  33" 
No pais das minhocas (in the land of larvae) by Ana Fernandez
No pais das minhocas (in the land of larvae)
tempera and collage on paper
2007
55" x  33" 
Baxter gordon finds his brother by Ana Fernandez
Baxter gordon finds his brother
ink and tempera on cutout paper
November 2008
8" x  10"  x 3" 
Baxter Gordon detail by Ana Fernandez
Baxter Gordon detail
ink and tempera on cutout paper
November 2008
5" x  8"  x 3" 
Gregorio Lovejoy sinks by Ana Fernandez
Gregorio Lovejoy sinks
ink and tempera on cutout paper
December 2008
12" x  8"  x 3" 
Rehabilitation  detail by Ana Fernandez
Rehabilitation detail
ink and tempewra on cutout paper on box
December 2008
15" x  8"  x 3" 
OLiva by Ana Fernandez
OLiva
ink and tempewra on cutout paper on box
December 2008
10 " x  8 "  x 3 " 

Artist Statement

Procession (2006)

For the past two years I have been preoccupied with the meanderings of the so-called soul, that collection of spirits, forces and demons that inhabit our daily schedules.
I have made a point of researching human nature, its million labyrinths and unexplained interstices. I thought drawing was as good a medium as writing in order to uncover these spirits. The gestural nature of the large drawings I was invested in was a natural extension of my body, of my impulses and my temperament. The unconscious found a way to be manifested in this exploration of my arm enabled with brush and ink. My dreams and questions on the origin of the dust we are made of, and my devotion for the absurd all found expression in this drawings and writings. I have found uncanny explanations and amazing depth in the quest for understanding the nature of that unidentifiable thing that fills us. The result of that quest is this body of work collected in the “Procession” series.


Marmanjos (2007)

Marmanjos and Chechelentas is a project for drawings and installation that explores the interstitial space between telecommunication lines, sewer systems, streets and bridges, human beings and animals. This is the space where these characters which I have created live: the marmanjo, the chechelenta, the cocozinho and the pandorgas. The marmanjo is red and sad, feeds on the tears, and feces of human beings and from time to time drinks the ink left in the drawer’s inkpot. Chechelenta is gray, has only one breast and no vagina, so is unable to conceive, thus goes sadly sagging her hairy body trying to mother Cocozinho, a crib ridden little pink bear, incapable of ownership, always yearning for mamma, and finally the Pandorga who is a two headed being, only apt to think because two heads think well as the say. They all conform a very strange troupe that inhabits our moments of loss, of sadness or happiness as parasites of the small, as molecules of wasted life or naked carriages of entanglement.

Artist Bio / CV

Bio

Ana Fernandez was born in 1963 and raised in Quito Ecuador.
 She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in Painting. and received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts.
 She explores the intersection between the real and the fantastic through drawing, painting , writing  and random street actions.
She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krassner Foundation Award, and was an Artist in Residence at Women’s Studio Workshop , Rosendale New York.  She received a grant to develop and Art Program in Yunguilla Ecuador through Center for Art and Public life.
Ana is current Drawing and Painting  faculty at the School of Fine Arts Central University Quito, also develops a program to bring Contemporary Ecuadorian Art to rural communities through the Central Bank’s Cultural Department.
Her work has been shown throughout Latin America, Spain , San Francisco and New York, and is in many collections in those countries.
Ana currently divides her time between Quito and San Francisco, CA.