YO PIENSO EN TI (ITHINK OF YOU)

Diana Fernandez

Year:

2017

Media:

TRANSLUSCENT WHITE ALABASTER

Size (cm):

30 CM. x 43 CM. x 40 CM.

London 2018

Other works

SPACE ICE

Diana Fernandez

Year:

2017

Media:

WHITE TRANSLUSCENT ALABASTER

Size (cm):

41 CM. x 27 CM. x 25 CM.

London 2018

MULTIFRACTAL

Diana Fernandez

Year:

2017

Media:

WHITE TRANSLUSCENT ALABASTER

Size (cm):

40 CM. x 28 CM. x 38 CM.

London 2018

Biography

Since 1982 she has participated in over 275 national and international group exhibitions and 19 solo shows. Her artwork is part of important art collections in Europe and America. The International Sculpture Center, classified her as the professional sculptor whose chisel revitalizes ancient alabaster with a contemporary language. She has earned several awards, among which is worth noting her anthological Exhibition, a Tribute to her Sculptural Work by FUNSILEC, 2016 and many other recognitions, as the Guatemala Biennial Honorable Mention and the National School of Arts Unique Sculptor Prize. She also was chosen to exhibit in December and January 2016-17, at It’s Liquid, OXYGEN – FRAGMENTED CITIES+IDENTITIES at Jorge Jurado Gallery, Bogotá; at Contemporary Venice, Palazzo Flangini, and Labyrinths, Palazzo Ca’Zanardi, Venice, Italy. In February 2017, she participated in INGRAVIDEZ, exhibition at Jorge Jurado Art Studio, Bogotá, Colombia. In March 2017, she won the Dante Alighieri International Prize and participation in Biennale Peschiera del Garda in Verona, Italy. In April, she attained the International Goya Award at Barcelona Biennial in the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain and the Caravaggio International Award Experience at Palazzo Bramante, Rome, Italy and the Artbox Basel 0.1 Euroairpot Exhibition in Basel, Switzerland. Recently, Vittorio Sgarbi chose her as a finalist of the Milan International Art Award.

Artist statement

Reviving an ancient stonework, I recuperate fine alabaster sculptural work and turn it into abstraction, manufacturing contemporary sculptures. I spent many years pursuing my own personal apprenticeship, preparing myself with a deep appreciation and affinity with the stone I carve and a profound respect for the heritage of my sculpting profession.
It is for me to recognize what can be unearthed: to reveal what magnificence of light and colors of form discover the sensuality that lies within. With a courage gained through experience, I can break into these stones, revealing their secrets subdued, cloaked in the dusts of the evolution of the Planet.
Early in the morning, I start, with a touch of the hand, ready to encounter the stone, to hewn and carve it in order to make her rise lyrically, to reveal her sensitivity, the beauty that lives in our collective unconscious that the stone greets over her rough skin. In the creation of a piece of work, I have to make use of my knowledge and intuition and thus armed bring forth a form that can express a multitude of emotions.
So it is through the unconscious that I fuse with alabaster, reaching for perfect symbiosis.