"Open Eyes" The Magic Realism of South FL Artist Anibal Fernandez at HALO Arts Miami, Wynwood
South Florida artist Anibal Fernandez exhibition opening at Halo Arts Miami, Wynwood.
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This painting style reflects the tradition of Magic Realism that sprang up in Latin American literature during the 20th century; Fernandez extends those concepts into art.
"My artwork comes to me from everyday living as I bring ideas together," Fernandez explains on his website. "I interpret the world through the eyes of my paintings—to share what I have learned."
For the first time in the United States, Fernandez's Magic Realism work will be on view at Halo Arts in Wynwood, Miami, starting at 6 pm Saturday, April 17 at 411 NW 36th Street in Wynwood, Miami. Admission is free.
The acrylic and oil canvases in "Open Eyes" center around the human eye looking straight at the viewer. In each painting, the human eye, usually boldly outlined in black, is surrounded by other images that require imagination to absorb and interpret. Sometimes the story is very evident; at other times, it is left to the viewer to tease out the meaning of the objects, shapes, or designs surrounding the eye and/or partially disguising it.
Clearly, Fernandez's Magic Realism paintings are provocative. They resist giving the whole story. They can be interpreted in many ways. They provide an interactive experience that requires the viewer to use imagination for full appreciation.
About Anibal Fernandez:
Anibal Fernadez is a native of Uruguay who learned to refine his artistic style from Montevideo's Art University - Escuela Nacional De Bellas Artes. After 20 years of painting, Fernandez cites nature and outer space as inspirational forces for his own pieces. Since he moved to Miami in 1992, his work has been displayed at Funktional Funk. The Broward County Library, the Uruguayan Artists of South Florida Exhibition in '96, '97, '98, and the Broward Art Guild, where he won a Recognition Award for his piece "The Ant." Anibel is currently expanding his creative scope with large murals and interior faux finishing. For more info http://artbyanibal.com
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