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The journalist Edgar Alfonzo Sierra interviews the Venezuelan visual artist Magdalena Fernández on the occasion of Dimensiones variables, her exhibition at the Galería de Arte Nacional. He describes her as a “weaver of spaces” and describes her latest installations. Fernández explains that when she first started working in the visual arts she was producing small pieces, very intimate, personal works, then moved on to produce installations designed to involve the viewer. She says she is mainly interested in working with dots, lines, and spaces, but always with nature present. She clearly shares a language of form with Gego, and a rational vision of the creative process with the constructivists; she also ratchets up the aesthetic pleasure her work inspires.   

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The writer and journalist Edgar Alfonzo Sierra interviews the Venezuelan visual artist Magdalena Fernández (b. 1964); they discuss the direction of her work and he mentions the most important points in her brief but solid career. She had already had several noteworthy exhibitions in Venezuela and abroad, and enjoyed receiving the most distinguished prizes Venezuela bestows upon its young artists. It is obvious that her interest in enveloping space, lines, and dots is far greater than any genre or form she might use, since it is deeply rooted in her academic design training, her mathematics studies, and her acceptance of the influential geometrical abstraction tradition.   

Researcher
Josefina Manrique
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Location
CINAP. Centro de Informacion Nacional de Artes Plásticas. Galería de Arte Nacional, Plaza Los Museos, Los Caobos, Caracas.