ivan fernandez galindo

8 Chairs - Triptych, 2020
Acrylic, color pencil and pastel  on paper, 50x70 cm

Untitled, 2022
Acrylic on paper, 29,7x42 cm


Portraits -  2022
Acrylic and color pencil on paper, 29,7x42 cm

The House
Color pencil on paper, 29,7x42 cm

“A bigger splash: Presence and absence” 2020
Screen printing on 310 gr paper,
Edition of 50, 50x50 cm

An interpretation of David Hockney's "A bigger splash", this work is a study of composition, presence and absence. Fundamental elements of the original artwork are replaced by recurring icons explored in Ivan's work, such as three-dimensional representations of objects and a two-dimensional treatment of colour.

Despite the monochromatic nature of the piece, the material quality of the original work is translated into different representations of positive and negative space, perspective, shadows, layers and figurative elements. In play with each other, these individual features represent a whole and unique position in relation to the original work.

Edition of 50 screen printed by hand in Stockholm.
Signed and numbered.

Untitled, 2022
Acrylic on paper, 29,7x42 cm


Untitled, 2020 - 01/02/03/04/05/06
Marker on sketching paper, 50x70 cm

Drawn by hand using a marker on silk paper, these sketches are an investigation of composition and scale. Parting from organic forms that will develop over time to become recurring elements of the body of work, these lively forms and shapes are explored, repeated, modified and layered providing the viewer with a fundamental perspective to the artist´s visual language. 

3 chairs and a table -  Diptych, 2020
Acrylic and color pencil on paper, 50x70 cm

An investigation of the manual printing technique and the power and meaning of original artworks, this series explores the duality of the individual and the collective – the simultaneous human need for belonging and uniqueness.

Repetition and collectivism are materialized in the screen printing process, a manual yet mechanical technique that creates a sense of uniformity and continuity. The silk screen stencil is used for each of the 50 pieces but it is modified by hand every ten pieces. As the repetition happens, the original artwork loses parts of itself.

The subject of the series is the chair: perhaps the simplest yet most complex of everyday objects, and a never-ending subject of study. It is not irrelevant that the series was developed over the spring of 2020, a time of isolation where everyday home objects were given a bigger meaning. Series 001 is a representation of changing points of view, a humble mirror to a chaotic mind in a time of uncertainty.

The hand-drawn finishes in every piece prove the power of determination, making every piece unique despite their cohesive belonging to a group.

10 Blue Chairs, 2020
Acrylic and color pencil on paper, 50x70 cm

The furniture drawings, 2020
Acrylic and color pencil on paper, 29,7x42 cm

Chair, table, ladder - Triptych, 2020
Acrylic and color pencil on paper, 50x70 cm

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