Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

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Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Sergio A. Fernández Global I

Dimensions:
50 x 60 inches (127 x 153 cm) edition of 4+1 AP, and 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm) edition of 6+1 AP

Description:
Image © Sergio A. Fernández. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

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Sergio A. Fernández
Global I

The first major body of work by Sergio A. Fernández, Global, took 10 years to complete, and it deals with the aesthetic and poetic (and lack of) qualities of institutional spaces around the world. Shot with a large format 8×10 plate camera, these images present the viewer sizable facsimiles of the flat and often forgotten “in between” territories that frame public experiences.

The combination of interior and exterior spaces place the viewer as both, active accomplice or casual passerby, allowing the spaces to become “stages” awaiting directorial instructions.

All the images were shot as documents, and the artist did not interfere in any way to alter the lighting or physical appearance of the scenes, although they may seem highly manipulated and constructed. The hand of the artist is only present in the act of framing a particular space, allowing for the “reality” of the situation to guide the content of his work.

As a Peruvian artist working abroad, I am always searching for themes that reflect my relationship to my surroundings; wrestling with my position regarding the landscape and the cultural constructs that surround me. Starting in 1998, as I searched for common ground between cultures, I began photographing the unremarkable spaces created by institutions that appear to have no specific function or geographic location.

Sergio A. Fernández

The glow of fluorescent lights and the poor acoustics of dry wall are present in institutional buildings across the world, turning them into spatial vacuums that defy traditional notions of purpose and placement; once inside an office building, the weather is always pleasant and the landscape remains painfully similar: 68″ to 72″ degrees Fahrenheit, industrial carpeting, beige computers and artificial plants (with the occasional fichus tree). Even the activities have been equalized: spaces remain the same, only software changes. The images in this project explore the institutions, as they exist and without intervention, in order to document and extract beauty from the dismissed stages of public life.

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