Interview: Kevin Fernandez
Luca Curci talks with Kevin Fernandez during FUTURE LANDSCAPES, the third appointment of BORDERS ART FAIR 2021, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.
Kevin’s body of work explores the relationship between three-dimensional sacred geometry and two-dimensional string art as rendered through a minimalist aesthetic. Polyhedra is the playground in which he explores a novel approach to boundary dissolution, visualizing additional dimensions through a delicate arrangement of complementary or contrasting linear patterns. Kevin studies Polyhedra through mathematical analysis, reproducing their forms through skillful and precise machining of various wood species. All components are entirely handcrafted with special attention to detail. The strings are individually threaded with a needle and secured, one by one. Dedication to this process assures all joinery and knots are concealed in the final assembly. Ultraviolet reactive strings which glow in the presence of a black light can be utilized, providing for a special atmosphere.
LUCA CURCI – What is art for you?
KEVIN FERNANDEZ – Art is for me a way to explore and meditate, being focused on each process, I can call art a ” therapy”.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
KF – I am working with Polyhedrons mixed with string art techniques.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
KF – I find inspiration in the 5 Platonic shapes and archimedean shapes too. For the string part, the artist David Press from New York, USA taught me his technique for the thread and the hidden knots. He is a great inspiration to me.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
KF – My theme is Mathematics.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
KF – I am making string art since 2014. It’s been easier to be an artist since the internet, social media helped us a lot to share our work worldwide.
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
KF – Merkaba Grid is a compound of two tetrahedrons whose string pattern reveals the relationship with the cube. Octahedron, Parabolic Curves contains eight faced platonic solid featuring the first exploration of a contrasted dual string pattern.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
KF – I’m happy to work with you, this is a very professional team.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
KF – I hope this could be an opportunity for me, it’s my first exhibition, I hope to make more with you!
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us?
KF – For sure, I will!