Fernando Prats

Verás, 2012 Big Sur, 2011 Gran Sur, 2011 03:34:17, 2010 03:34:17, 2010 03:34:17, 2010 Acción Chaiten 11. Sismografía de Chile. 2009 Acción Chaiten 11. Sismografía de Chile. 2009 Acción Chaiten 29. Sismografía de Chile, 2009 Mapa de Intuición. Sismografía de Chile, 2009 Acción Chaiten 17. Sismografía de Chile, 2009 Hipocentro, 2008 Plano de la Eclíptica, 2008 Steam, New York Pinturas, 2007 Steam, New York Pinturas, 2007 Affatus 27, 2006 Affatus 27, 2006 Basho: la región salvaje, 2006 Agitación. Geiser del Tatio 46, 2006 Agitación. Geiser del Tatio 46, 2006 Congelación, 2002 Mapa mudo Veinte veinte 1, 2020 Mapa mudo Veinte veinte 2, 2020

Santiago de Chile, 1967

Lives and works in Barcelona

 

 

In his work Fernando Prats “paints” or, we’d rather say, recreates nature; he deals with registering tracks, making the invisible visible, giving voice and image to what was present but kept unnoticed.

 

Using seismographs, traces, photographs, videos… he registers the beat of different realities on smoked supports, from the flight of birds to the wild jet of a geyser, the deep coal of mines or the powerful waves that break against the cliff. Thus, Fernando Prats holds an unorthodox relationship with painting, both for the choice of his instruments and for the intervention of chance.

 

His work is formalized in actions which himself registers, that show the creative processes intrinsic to his work. Fernando Prats paintings are time-objects, as they condense in their finished form a story, the one of its creation, whose times often have nothing to do with the ones of the artist, but with the natural rhythms.