I completed my BFA at OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario in Drawing and Painting with a minor in Materials Art and Design. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, I consider myself a dynamic, happy, and experimental artist with a drive for curiosity.
Currently, I am working on expanding my own artistic repertoire by creating pieces in metal embossing inspired by my natural surroundings. This is based on a traditional Mexican art form known as Repujado, a technique of embossing on aluminum, copper, stainless steel, brass and pewter. My work captures the natural beauty of the Canadian landscape with the influence of expressionism.
As a Mexican-Canadian artist, I have adopted some of my cultural traditions and bonded these two cultures into creating pieces of art that are inspired by the natural beauty of Canada.
Fernando will be in the gallery next on June 7th, 2019.