Agustín Fernández

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1928, Fernández traveled and exhibited extensively on Europe and South America before settling in New York City in 1972. He is one of the most significant of the exiled Cuban artists in the development of international modernism. In 1959 Fernández moved to Paris, where he would remain for more than 10 years, producing a series of erotic work. While his work of the 50's was more colorful, after a beige period, Fernandez's work of the 60's moved to a more limited palette of black and white. His ambiguous, yet provocative paintings combine soft, fleshy human-like forms contrasted with hard metallic surfaces. In 1968, after moving to Puerto Rico, and destroying much of his earlier work, he began to work in collage, and continued to explore the armor-like metal facades. He would also create three-dimensional objects, like those of Duchamp or Man Ray. Slowly color started to reappear, but Fernandez continued to represent the sometime conflicting, often emotional, human conditions. A consummate printmaker, many of his prints exist in sculptured variants - where the raw surface of the image serves for a background and carries object-derived decoration. The ornamentation, however, is never arbitrary. It's emblematic components are closely allied to the content of the printed imagery. His work is in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana. - Source: Arte Foundation


Abstract Ring Collage - MATADERO ART
Abstract Ring Collage $ 600.00
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Collage $ 750.00
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The Foot Print - Collage - MATADERO ART
The Foot Print - Collage $ 750.00
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Two Hands Collage
Two Hands Collage $ 750.00
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UFO - Collages $ 750.00
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