Ana Teresa Fernandez: watery tension…

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11/05/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

Ana Teresa Fernandez Aquarius

"Aquarius" by Ana Teresa Fernandez (Ablution Series)

Most of the time I can’t quite fathom hyper-realistic paintings. I figure, why create a painting that looks exactly like a photograph, when you could just take a photograph? Fortunately, Mexican artist Ana Teresa Fernandez has given me cause to hope that there can be more to this genre of painting than what I ignorantly surmise.

Ana Teresa not only paints in the hyper-realistic style (and does it exceptionally well, I might add), but she tells a complex story with her paintings. Each series of paintings MEANS something. You can feel the social commentary and the tension. You can see the various cues that flick the subject matter into a slightly uncomfortable zone. The paintings demand you look closely, then look again, and then drink it in.

“Like” would not be the correct word to use here, as I find Ana Teresa’s paintings too edgy to be “likeable”, but I do so admire the way she captures the water and the angst in her “Ablution” series. I have a strong admiration for artists who can represent water and light in such a realistic way. Brava!

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