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Fausto Fernandez

Phoenix, AZ

"My works are mixed-media collages, paintings, public art, and community engagement projects."
Fausto Fernandez is a mixed media collage artist living in Phoenix Arizona. Born in El Paso, Texas, Fernandez grew up in Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico, for two decades. The artist has also resided in Anthony, New Mexico, and Los Angeles, California.
His studio creations are colorful, geometric mixed-media collages on canvas that depict flowers, tools, machines, schematics, blueprints and image transfers. Materials used include wallpaper, spray paint and acrylic paint.
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"Like many artists in my generation, I borrow freely from the art of the past, in both my approach and his imagery, and, as a result, my work takes a multiplicity of forms. My works are colorful mixed-media collages that depict technology, instructional materials and organic shapes in relation to nature. I incorporate tools, machines and aviation renderings into my paintings exploring the relationship between modern technology and nature, and how these ideas conceptually relate to human behavior.
The paintings include a mixture of blue prints, maps, wall paper, asphalt, spray paint, acrylic paint and dress patterns as backgrounds with overlays of bold graphic designs figuring the foreground."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I want people to see my work as an example of an artist who is navigating through different subjects and techniques. I make series of works with different stories and subjects with the intention of reinventing myself as I go through my personal thoughts and experiences. Most of the time I consider my paintings as experiments that lead on to the next project."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"When I lived in Los Angeles I was hanging out with some friends at my studio and one of my friends noticed 3 opossums inside my studio, we carefully put them in a box and moved them to a nearby park.
When I had my first studio in Phoenix I had a friend of mine as my only neighbor. He was moving out to Long Beach, I find it funny that he walked across the street and talked to the drug dealers and said " I am leaving, take care of my buddy living up there". Truth is that I never had any issues with them for 10 years."
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