Fausto Fernandez x Open Space District program East Rancho Dominguez Park, 5, Compton California. Public Art.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art program was awarded a grant through the Open Space District program to develop innovative arts-based projects that promote the value of civic spaces and work to deter vandalism at four facilities in the Second Supervisorial District.

Artist Fausto Fernandez was selected for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Civic Artist Pre-Qualified List and commissioned to design a public art project at The East Rancho Dominguez Community Center in East Rancho Dominguez Park, an unincorporated enclave in California surrounded by Compton, also known as East Compton.
For his project, Fernandez is inspired by the history of Dominguez Family who helped shape the history of Los Angeles and California, the initial landowners of the area dating back to 1784. Fernandez arranged a field trip and free tour of the Dominguez Adobe Museum for community members where they discussed important personal moments in the history of the East Rancho Dominguez community. Using this as inspiration for the development of an artwork for the East Rancho Dominguez Community Center, Fernandez created a mixed media assemblage of paint, reclaimed wood and corrugated metal that is inspired by the Dominguez Rancho Adobe and community history. The mission style architecture of the adobe is referenced in the shape of the panels throughout. Images will be silkscreened on these shapes capturing significant events like the earliest aviation air show in Los Angeles in 1910. This project aims to lessen the frequency of graffiti by engendering a sense of neighborhood pride in community history, progress and place. The project is expected to begin at the end of August 2015.

 Art project at The East Rancho Dominguez Community Center. Architectural rendering by Louise Griffin, concept design by Fausto Fernandez. Commissioned by Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art program



The Fourfold Nature of the Ceiba Tree 36 x 36 2015

Paper Collage, cardboard and acrylic on canvas

Reunion at the Villa Borghese 36 x 36 2015

Collage, gel image transfer and acrylic on canvas

The Heights of Summer 48x48 2015

Collage and acrylic on canvas

The 7th annual Teddy Bear Toss 36 x 36 2015

Collage, gel image transfer and acrylic on canvas

Spectators 2015 72 x 96

Collage, acrylic, aerosol and photo image transfer on canvas

The Revelation of Great Mysteries 2015 60x60



Acrylic and laser print image transfer on canvas



Overflowing Abundance 2015 60x60

Collage and acrylic on canvas

Studies of Symbolic Play 2015 60 x 60

Collage, acrylic and gel medium transfer on canvas

Maintenance of social distance 60x60 2015

Acrylic and gel medium image transfer on canvas

Chaotic display of imperfection Collage 60x36 2014

Collage, acrylic, oil pastel, and spray paint on canvas 

Field of organic linear dispersion 5x12 2014

Spray paint and acrylic markers painted over collage on canvas

Spatial Distribution 36x36 2014

Collage and acrylic on canvas

Blue Print Method 18x24 2014

Collage and acrylic on canvas

Broken Down and Simplified 2014

Collage, acrylic, oil pastel and spray paint on canvas

2014

48 x 84

Memories of Gentle Guidance 2014 36x36

Memories of Gentle Guidance 2014 36x36. Collage and acrylic on canvas.
Private Commission
 My friend Colin Redding got married to his wife Elizabeth Claxton. Colin asked me if I could make a painting for their wedding that would represent her dad and his dad who now rest in peace as a presence at the ceremony. The painting is composed of several key moments in their life. Colin's father had an appreciation for Native American culture, the painting is based on symmetrical elements in their culture made with architectural home designs from his father. His wife's father served in the U.S military, I used a letter of recognition for his service across the painting. The green colors represent her dad's green Ford Bronco and the hummingbirds have a special meaning that symbolizes timeless Joy and Nectar of Life, messengers of love and joy.

Cylinders adapting to nature 2014

Cylinders adapting to nature 2014 18x24 Collage, acrylic and spray paint on paper. Private Commission    




La maschera della vetrinetta 2014

Collage, acrylic, image transfers and oil pastel on canvas 60x36
Available at Gebert Contemporary on Main in Scottsdale 

In every season there's some new exotic bloom 2014

Collage, acrylic, image transfer and oil pastel on canvas 60x36
Available at Gebert Contemporary on Main In Scottsdale. 

Courtship adaptations 2014

Collage and acrylic on canvas 24x24

chlorophyll 2014

Collage and acrylic on canvas 24x24
Available at Gebert Contemporary on Main

Offspring 2014

Collage and acrylic on canvas 24x24
Available a Gebert Contemporary On Main in Scottsdale

Basic mechanisms of evolution 2014

Architectural plans, maps and acrylic on canvas 48"x48"

Wisdom, Nobility and The Power of Immortality 2014

Paper collage and acrylic on canvas 48' x 48'
Private collection

Morphological Adaptation 2014


Architecture plans, maps, wallpaper collage, acrylic paint and oil pastel on canvas
36x36
Private commission

Abundance of Memories 2014


Architecture plans, maps, wallpaper collage, acrylic paint and oil pastel on canvas
36x36
Private commission

Ornaments of natural selection 2014 96x47

Collage of architectural prints and maps, acrylic, and oil pastel on canvas
Private Commission

Dominant Influence In The Evolution Of Courtship. 2014. 6 ft x 12 ft

Collage of architectural prints and maps, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas.
 This piece will be on display at the McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio
Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting June 11 | August 17, 2014

All signs around me point to go but in my heart and head I feel static. 2014

Architectural print, sewing patterns, image transfer and acrylic on canvas. 2014
42x34

Christine 2014

Collage, image transfer, acrylic and spray paint on canvas. Faceless portraits 36"x24" 2014
Private collection






18"x24" Works on paper (18)

Diamon 2014 Collage on paper
Private collection

Pentagon 2014 Collage on paper
Framed Faceless Portraits
Reflective Downpour 2013 24"x18" Collage, acrylic, image transfer on reflective paper.
Reflective Faceless Portrait 2013 24x18 Collage, acrylic, image transfer on reflective paper.
Grand Avenue Faceless Goat 2013. 18x24 Collage, book pages, wallpaper, image transfer and acrylic on paper.

Porto 2013 18x24. Collage, book pages, acrylic, pastel and image transfer on paper.
Rhythm and play 2013 18x24 Collage, acrylic, laser print image transfer on paper.
Private Collection 


Suicide doors 2103 18x24 Collage, acrylic, laser print image transfer on paper
Private collection

Summer in Portugal 2013 18x24 Collage, acrylic, laser print image transfer on paper

Venice Pier 2013 18x24 Collage, acrylic, laser print image transfer on paper
One Life, Death and Immortality 2013 18x24 Collage, book pages, wallpaper, image transfer, and oil pastel on paper.

20 minute intervals of affection 2013 18x24 Collage, acrylic, laser print image transfer on paper
Location at Artist Pension Trust Los Angeles 

Magazine skin tones portrait 2013 Collage, magazine clippings, wallpaper and acrylic on paper

Tension between desire and impossibility 2013 18x24 Collage, acrylic, laser print image transfer on paper

Family in Rome 2013 18x24 Collage, acrylic, laser print image transfer on paper


Paper Study #1 2012 18x24 Collage on Paper. Smoke rising from a cigarette is turbulent flow.The mathematical modeling of turbulent flow is one of many mysteries that have haunted scientist over the centuries.
Paper Study#2 2012 18x24 Collage on Paper 








Paper Study #3 24x18 Collage on paper.
2008 Weekend Arts Review on “Remix: New Modernities in a Post Indian World,” an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Fausto Fernandez "Adjustment line for miss petite" on print. Line collage of paintings by artist reviewed in this section are Keith Haring, Olafur Eliasson and Richard Prince. Circle collage of MoMa logo.