Curatorial Poetry: Diana Fernandez

“Those self-similar mathematical constructions commonly found throughout nature
are the language that inhabit the translucent stone universe
sculpted by her exceptional chisel

Diana Fernandez is a sculptor whose alabaster structures
offer  a translucent and ethereal quality
allowing her sculptures to constantly change
as the viewer’s perspective changes
or as the light moves around the space at different points in the day

Not focused on the material itself
but in its behaviour in relation to light or gravity
Diana is a sculptor of a kind of exponential cubism
and instead of seeing things from several viewpoints
she offers an experience of  thousands of fractured perspectives

This act of transformation reshuffles the original image
blurring the boundary between the imaginal world
and the real world of rocks, rivers, and oceans

Work by Diana Fernandez, Artrooms London 2018 selected artist. Artrooms, the first international contemporary art fair for independent artists.

She assumes the impossible
the challenge of sculpting the unseen
compelled by mystery
especially the mystery of the rock
and the forces that structure everything we know and experience

Her artwork is an invitation to us viewers
to be able to move in and around the fractal world
and change our inner perception as we do so

In the pinnacle of her sculpting etymology
she appropriates the forces of nature
to propel out an important clue for us
to hunt down the secrets of the universe

Are her fractal sculptures the road map to reality?
Do they symbolize a deliberate attempt to explain nature
or do they just happen to exist in the eyes of the beholder?
This is the challenge she excerpts from alabaster
to deliver our life experience with celestial- terrestrial- inner images.”

by british curator Ralph C. Valley on Diana Fernandez’s work, one of Artrooms London 2018 selected artists.

Source: curatorial-poetry