Renata Fernandez

Renata-Fernandez Landscape artist of the year series

Renata approaches her work through exploration of the genre of inhabited landscape and the appropriation of social media posts. Her artistic expressions are large format or very intimate bi-dimensional works, digital animated collaborations, installations and immersive pieces that incorporate drawing, painting, set design and sculpture.

She is very invested in hand-intensive processes and drawn to emphasise the inherent materiality of her works, in a continuous material exploration and experimentation, as she is always looking to develop their sculptural possibilities.

Her landscapes are usually urban settings, where outdoor furniture and monster-like tropical plants act as signifiers, with a static narrative devoid of people where a ”Menacing Beauty”, attractive and uneasy, mesmerising and broody, allow us to believe there is something intangible behind it that could be distinctly unfriendly. Her landscapes seem to be constructed with elusive fragments of memories.

Fernandez studied in Caracas in Fine Art painting and sculpture at the Armando Reveron University Institute (now called UNEARTE) as well as in Social Sciences, Media and Set Design at Andrés Bello Catholic University.