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London Fine Art

© Renata Fernandez 1996 – 2017. Commercial reproduction of any content It is not allowed under any circunstances. Certain use for educational purposes might be considered after consultation. Do not mess with the Zohan

Intimate Nature 2014-16

After drawing large format drawing in charcoal for a long time (see my ATC charcoal drawings in Tropico Camuflado), I had the need to stop and break from it all. With the ATC drawings I managed to master a very humble yet demanding technique, in works that by the cheer size were also very physical. As an exercise I decided to embark again in drawing but in a much smaller dimension, very intimate size, and with another quite appropriate and also very humble technique: pencil and colour pencil.

From those attempts appeared very detailed drawings size A3 ( ATC Pencil series A3). To those others followed but in negative: even smaller pieces made with pitt pastel pencil or just white colour pencil on black paper.

Then a very well know designer contacted me about making a drinks cabinet inspired by one of my A3 pencil drawings. Facing a conservation problem I suggested to draw with pencil on the cabinet doors previously prepared with white gesso, using the renascence formula with marble powder. 

A whole new series of works was kicked started with the samples the designer requested, of pencil drawings in a small roundels or ovals. 

The drawings, giving the very small format, depict almost life-size an intimate landscape of plants from the parks and playgrounds I visit daily with my children. The conspicuous plants reveal themselves as extraordinary under such unlikely representation, rendering the subject-matter almost as an abstraction.