FAUSTO FERNANDEZ is a painter who recently made the move from Arizona to downtown Los Angeles. His new studio is in a gargantuan warehouse that runs along a set of train tracks, which is the perfect setting for the artist, seeing as a majority of his work relates to Man’s relationship with mechanics and technology. So, instead of being annoyed every time the train passes by and rumbles the hell out of the walls, he gets inspired about his next piece.
And Fausto has a lot of sources to pull from for his paintings, since he often works with a variety of mediums, including collage, blueprints, stenciling, and traditional painting – all of which come together to often form large and beautiful triptychs and series. For example, in his first set of completed paintings since moving to LA, all of the pieces incorporate a large painted shape in the center of the canvass composed of 5 lines, which is on top of stenciled backgrounds and pasted in diagrams – amongst other elements. Then, each painting also has its own formula that it’s based around – one of which was particularly fun! So, if you do your homework and take a deeper look at the the surface of the pieces, you’ll actually be able to find a bunch of hidden gems.
Fausto is also one patient cookie, since he’s spent the last several years completing a public art installation at The Phoenix International Airport. It’s on the floor of a newly built terminal that countless people will see along the path to their next destination. The completed piece is set to be unveiled soon and will surely look incredible! But hey, the wait wasn’t all that bad, considering many of his paintings are now in the permanent collections of at least four different museums, all of which you can check out on his blog as well as his upcoming exhibits and projects. Go Fausto, Go!!! Three cheers!
FAUSTO FERNANDEZ: http://faustofernandez.blogspot.com/