Carlos Fernandez explores the intersections of geometry and repetition. While his work tends to feature a certain flatness often associated with minimalism, his lightness of touch and continued exploration of an image (either natural or mathematical) lifts the work into associations with the Mission School and even Agnes Martin.
A true postmodernist, Fernandez has recently begun to repaint images he finds in art magazine, turning a massive Ellsworth Kelly painting or a Carl Billingsley’s sculpture into a delicate and lyrical watercolor, and engaging in conversations about prior art movements and their affect on the present.
Recent exhibition history
Souls And Scenarios // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2016
Cities In Mind // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center 2016
Party Animals! // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2016
Adventure! // organized by Scott MacLeod NIAD Art Center 2015
Algorithms: The Works of Carlos Fernandez // NIAD Art Center 2015
Assemble: A NIAD Art Center Project With Nina Zurier // organized by Nina Zurier NIAD Art Center 2015
We Can Do It! // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2015
City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014
Serenade: Lists, Poems And Missives // NIAD Art Center 2013
Superduperultracool Shoppe // organized by Lisa Solomon NIAD ART Center 2013
You Are Here // organized by Robert Wuilfe NIAD Art Center 2013
San Francisco Chronicle: “City In Motion”: NIAD Artists Create Urban Environment (2014, May)