RECENT WORKS - Jose Gabriel Fernandez

José Gabriel Fernández: Recent works


In his most recent works, Fernandez proposes an intimate corporeal reading of sculpture through spotless geometries and naked volumes that arouse a dialogue of the body with the work. In the series titled “Erotes”, as in “Lingam” - from which a suite of photographs reveals singular moments of the same work with subtlety and sensuality – Fernandez remits, be it by their titles or by their forms, to archetypical erotic expressions of desire that reinterpret languages of 20th century Avant-Gardes.


The precise edges and outlines that define these sculptures and reliefs seem to blur their achromatic nature and gravitas, imparting an aura of quietude and timelessness to the ensemble, while giving them a light and ethereal quality, despite the imposing dimensions of some of works. Quiet but potent with energy, the shapes and forms penetrate, modulate, and mutate from one to the other, from negative to positive, from repose to motion in a sensuous inter-dialogue.


Fernandez has exhibited extensively in the United States and throughout the Americas. His work has been featured in major surveys of Latin American Contemporary Art and is represented in major private and public collections. Originally from Venezuela, the artist studied at Middlesex Polytechnic, The Slade School of Fine Art in London and at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. Fernandez lives and works in New York.