Rising Stars: Fernanda Morales Tovar


Fernanda Morales Tovar (Mexican, b.1992). She earned her MFA and BFA in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She did an Academic Research Stay at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (2019). She was a beneficiary of the “Young Creators” in the Painting category, Fellowship of the System of Supports for Creation and Cultural Projects, and Secretariat of Culture of the Government of Mexico (2021-2022). Her work has been selected in several International Art Biennials, and has been exhibited in various museums and institutions in Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Chile, as well as being part of the Arte Lumen Collection of Mexico.


My artistic research focuses on the permanent dialogue of the artist with their work and environment, with an emphatic reflection from the pictorial. On the canvas, through affective scenes and visual montages, I propose a series of archaeological essays mediated by the action of confluence: a principle to indicate the incorporation of the human and the industrial in the constant modification of the environment. Represented through the capture of human labor activities, their gait and construction or configuration in/on the landscape, with the support of images (exhumed, from archive or own photographs) from a perspective of optical distortions of the painting. This seeks to be an instrument that makes possible a different look at reality, to “contemplate” it, under a diverse staging; that arises from the impulse to confront our immediate surroundings. Thus, my painting aims to be a conduit that allows generating new connections with reality through the recreation of places from painting.

Transitive places for meditation, 2020
Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm

Vestiges, 2015
Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

Confluence I Decline and segments, 2021
Oil on canvas, 125 x 108 cm

Wander around, 2019
Oil on cavnas, 80 x 100 cm

Displaced Nexus, 2021
Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

Bringing together, 2020
Oil on canvas, 100 x 90 cm

For more information about the artist, please visit:

Instagram: @fernandamoralestovar

All photographs courtesy of Fernanda Morales Tovar
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