Awards - May 2021


Artli Gallery presents - winner in the category 

Artist of the Month - May 2021

🏆Congratulations to Fernanda Morales Tovar 🏅 @fernandamoralestovar
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When did art/design/photography become part of your life?
My art became part of my daily life right after I finished my Bachelor of Arts studies. Although in previous times I was making art, I consider that when I was facing the end of my study period and accessing a constant search for the development of my profession, it was necessary to establish art within my daily routine, and above all the importance of being constant in my work.

How long have you been making art?
I would speak of ten years ago when I started my art studies. Although since my childhood I had been doing some works that allude to some condition of art, the period of studies I establish as my beginning stage to making art, since from this moment I consciously determined that my profession would be from the production of artistic works.

Do you have a particular artist whose work you admire of?
I admire many artists. My interests in the work of other artists range from the solutions of Byzantine art (through representations where the flatness and ruggedness of the bodies are remarkable through their shape contour) o the approaches where the optical conditions are decisive in the construction of the paintings (speaking of the Renaissance). But thinking of contemporary artists, I admire the work of Francis Bacon, Mark Tansey, Stephen Bush, Rafael Canogar, Lizzie Gill, Phyllida Barlow. Also among the contemporary artists that I admire are undoubtedly my colleagues/friends painters

Can you tell us more about the project you are currently working on?
The series that I am currently working with, I have titled 'Archeologies of the environment', is a series of oil paintings that have emerged since 2014 and continues in my current work. In this, I explore the analogies and dialectics existing in the environment that promote the conjunction of nature and urban devices in everyday life. Through a visual archeology that is based on the interpretation and proposal of intersection signals in spaces, humans, stories, ruin, and landscape; through the use of pictorial values as descriptive and schematic levels of representation, rhythm, and color. To be alternative landscapes, mediated by the imagination, that imitate the future of the individual in the face of the daily illusion that everyone faces.

Where do you do your work?
My studio is based in Mexico City

Do you work from life, from photographs or from imagination?
I work with the support of images (exhumed, from archive or own photographs), to which, I reassign or add interests that are mediated from the imagination

What technique (applicable for art/design/photography) do you use?

Painting, and particularly I use to painting oil on canvas

Is there a purpose to your design/artwork?
To be an instrument that makes possible a different look at reality, to "contemplate" it, under a different staging; that arises from the impulse to confront my/our immediate surroundings.

Where did you study?
I earned my MFA and my BFA in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico

What would you call your style?
I think of my painting to be inserted within the current problems of painting. In this case, my painting aims to respond to contemporaneity (if there is any) in painting

What's the best thing about being a artist?
I love the process to make a painting because sometimes it becomes a long time, in which there is a high level of reflection and decision-making. Not only about the work in progress but about personal conditions or general thoughts.

What's the worst thing about being a artist?
The worst thing about being an artist is that there are periods of great uncertainty. Not only in terms of talking about capital compensation but also about uncertainty at the end of a painting and not knowing where the next work is going. Also, being a practice that is incorporated into daily life and that occupies most of the artist's time, there are conditions such as learning, going to visit places, events between friends or family that are postponed, because there must be a daily routine and constancy in art

How do you feel when people interpret your design/artwork differently?
It is very interesting to listen to the interpretations of the spectators for my work because, without a doubt, every observation motivates me or questions me on my practice

What advice do you have for aspiring artists?

Enjoy the process of production and learning of art, as well as to assume oneself as an artist, with all that this implies: to be art a priority, a routine that is incorporated into our daily lives, a constant process of learning and risks