Artist Name : Carlos FernándezCV



Soil, beeswax and acrylic on canvas

180 x 120 cm | 70.9 x 47.2 in.

USD 5,750

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Achiote is an abstract leaf painting by Carlos Fernández. Achiote is a spice and colouring agent extracted from the seeds of the evergreen Bixa orellana shrub. This painting features the colours of achiote with a large orange rectangle with orangey-yellow leaves that appear printed on top, set against an off-white background.

Nestled in the mountains of Santa Ana, San José, Fernández finds inspiration in the lush landscape around the farm where he lives, as well as the visual language of renowned artists, such as Julie Mehretu and Joseph Beuys.

The farm serves not only as a source of sustenance but also as a wellspring of artistic materials as Fernández integrates natural elements such as soil, beeswax, and turmeric into his acrylic paintings. This abstract leaf painting is an intimate dialogue between art and the environment, as Carlos Fernández incorporates soil, beeswax and acrylic.

For Carlos Fernández, art is a deeply contextual practice, akin to tending a garden. He observes his environment, embarking on a series of exercises before translating onto canvas, photographs, or even performances.

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Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 150 × 15 × 15 cm

Above USD 5,000


Black, Brown, Grey, Orange, Red, white, Yellow


large, Oversized