Originals

About the Artist

Fernando Cerda
Art Statement

I was born in Chile (Linares) and grew up in Santiago, where I studied painting for three years at Carmen Piemonte,s Academy. I also studied and graduated with a two year degree in Graphic Design at INACAP. This influenced some of my initial paintings and continues to inform some of my work.
I have studied and painted independently for twenty-seven years. My work has gone through various stages over the years and has been informed by movement such as surrealism, constructivism and abstract expressionism.
I think art can be found in every day life. I try to rescue objects, images and patterns that are right in front of us but invisible because they are too close or common. I may capture a pattern found in a bowl of noodles, the layers of paint on the side of a building, or the textures of paint running down or smudged across the canvas. I look for an element of chance and attempt to create balance among these unrelated pieces. I create my compositions through layers of recognizable images, forms and textures accented by wide color palette.

Exhibitions

1983 Students of Carmen Piemonte (Galeria del Banco del Estado de Chile)
1984 Students of Carmen Piemonte (Instituto Cultural de Providencia-Chile)
1985 Students of Carmen Piemonte (Galeria Enrico Bucci-Chile)
1996 Libro Cafe (Bellavista Santiago-Chile)
1998 DUOC (Cede Alameda-Chile)
2006 JohnsoneseGallery (Chicago)
2010 Chilean Consulate (Chicago)


I was born in Chile (Linares) and grew up in Santiago, where I studied painting for three years at Carmen Piemonte,s Academy. I also studied and graduated with a two year degree in Graphic Design at INACAP. This influenced some of my initial paintings and continues to inform some of my work.
I have studied and painted independently for twenty-seven years. My work has gone through various stages over the years and has been informed by movement such as surrealism, constructivism and abstract expressionism.
I think art can be found in every day life. I try to rescue objects, images and patterns that are right in front of us but invisible because they are too close or common. I may capture a pattern found in a bowl of noodles, the layers of paint on the side of a building, or the textures of paint running down or smudged across the canvas. I look for an element of chance and attempt to create balance among these unrelated pieces. I create my compositions through layers of recognizable images, forms and textures accented by wide color palette.


1983 Students of Carmen Piemonte (Galeria del Banco del Estado de Chile)
1984 Students of Carmen Piemonte (Instituto Cultural de Providencia-Chile)
1985 Students of Carmen Piemonte (Galeria Enrico Bucci-Chile)
1996 Libro Cafe (Bellavista Santiago-Chile)
1998 DUOC (Cede Alameda-Chile)
2006 JohnsoneseGallery (Chicago)
2010 Chilean Consulate (Chicago)