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Lot 36

Roberto Fernández Ibáñez (Uruguay)

Scary Parallel Feb 2012 - Feb 2014, 2014

Silver gelatin print, FB Silver gelatin paper, printed in 2014, Edition 1/1
17 ½ x 19 inches (44 x 48 cm), signed, dated, and titled in pencil on back

Courtesy of the artist


ESTIMATE $3,750
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Artist Bio

Uruguayan artist Roberto Fernández Ibáñez has a degree in chemistry and is a self-taught photographer who prints his works using his own chemical formulas. He is interested in the frontier between the real and the imaginary, and in human behavior and the search for transcendence. He draws on mythology, symbolism, and metaphor as sources of expression in his work. In addition to prints, he makes multidisciplinary artist’s books that include haiku, prose, drawing, photography, and mixed media. Fernández has exhibited his photographs in the United States at the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.; FotoFest International and the Institute of Hispanic Culture, Houston; and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has exhibited at Fotogalería del Teatro San Martín and at Centro Cultural Recoleta. In Montevideo, Uruguay, he has shown work at the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Museum of Migrations, Museo y Archivo Histórico Municipal Cabildo, and Ministerio de Educación y Cultura. In Europe he exhibited work at ABC Treehouse, Amsterdam, and Galerie Huit, Arles, France. In 2004 and 2014, he won the International Forum Portfolio Review at the Encuentros Abiertos – Festival of Light, Buenos Aires. He received first prize at the Municipal Hall of Arts of Montevideo and the Morosoli Award in Arts in recognition of his contribution to Uruguayan culture. His works have been published in books and magazines in the United States, Great Britain, China, Argentina, and Uruguay.

www.robertofernandez.com.uy
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