Fernando Alday

1959, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Old paper and medieval ink are fundamental to my paintings. The process begins with the almost archaeological search for paper, colour and textures. I am passionate about paper and its use as a material to depict the passing of time and convey the ever present and fleeting nature of life’s cycle.

Mixed Media

Fernando Alday

Meditation Map

2017
130 x 195 cm

Mixed Media

Fernando Alday

Kitchen Map

2015
97 x 195 cm

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Fernando Alday

Passion Map

2020
130 x 195 cm

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Fernando Alday

Via Laietana

2020
89 x 146 cm

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Fernando Alday

Messengers (Quadriptych)

2020
160 x 195 cm

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Fernando Alday

Viento Zen

2020
130 x 60 cm

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Fernando Alday

Silent Forest

2020
97 x 195 cm

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Fernando Alday

Cabeza II Hamptons

2016
100 x 100 cm

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Fernando Alday

Religious Map

2017
130 x 195 cm

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Fernando Alday

Poetry Of Nantucket

2017
97 x 195 cm

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Fernando Alday

Buxaca II

2020
30 x 60 cm

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Fernando Alday

Buxaca I

2020
30 x 60 cm

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Fernando Alday

Ephemeral

2020
97 x 195 cm

Fernando Alday

“From an early age, I was known as the “searcher”. I was attracted to the spiritual side of life, its abstract qualities. My father, a dentist and antique dealer, had a collection of manuscripts, including work by the accursed poet Arthur Rimbaud, which had a profound and lasting influence on me..

At five years of age I became interested in calligraphy. Fascinated by sepia ink, I started my small collection. I grew up surrounded by books and liked to sit in front of the shelf arranging them by colour. Brushing off the dust, I would spend hours absorbed in their texture and content. The history of art is an influential source of inspiration for my work.

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