In this series of work Fernandez investigates the new processes involved in the creation and production of the art object, in its distribution, presentation and in their consumption in the era of Internet of things. In the same way that abstract expressionism used error and seemingly random inspiration as a starting point toward new meanings and the aesthetic of the unknown, BG Paintings emulate the glitch process – a visual error that is caused by the corruption of a digital file. The final images of the presented series are painted virtually, editing presets available in image software and combining that with organic manipulation of the digital material.
The core idea behind of the BG Paintings series is: “These images are in a state of transit, are captured in an intermediate process between decomposition to be transmitted over the network and its recomposition in the destination point”.
The palette is inspired by the spectrum of color available on digital devices, the composition midway between the glitch process and abstract expressionism, and the production with UV Archival ink on traditional canvas – linking the works with the classic format of art history. Essentially blurring the boundaries between computer graphics and painting, between virtual and real.