Nicasio Fernandez "Something's Off"
May 30, 2020 / June 28, 2020
Open by appointment only.
Over the Influence is pleased to present “Something’s Off” a solo exhibition of new works by Nicasio Fernandez. The exhibition will include several new oil paintings on linen. The upcoming exhibition will be alongside three other solo presentations by Austin Harris, Aaron Johnson, and Ryan Schneider.
Nicasio Fernandez’s new series of work uses figurative language and life’s absurdity as its structure – disrupting the norm to create a dialogue that is outrageous, tragic, relatable and entertaining. The compositions come together with a surreal quality that is simultaneously enticing and discomforting. The figures are physically and emotionally pushed to the limit – in Under Pressure a massive hand forcefully pushes down on a waiter from above, in “Real” Friends the figure contorts in regret as he’s stabbed in the back, and in Sounds Tempting a figure is baited by a devil on their shoulder – questioning how much they can endure on a daily basis.
Fernandez’s images are painted with sharp line work, repeating patterns and vivid combinations of color. Throughout the works body parts extend from the confines of the image further playing with scale and volume. Leaving elongated necks, erected snouts and torsos to be stretched and enlarged. The otherworldly figures rendered in hues of soft rosy pink and frosty pale blue appear monumental – owning the space they’re affixed in despite the emotional constraint.