Winner of the Jerwood Student Drawing Prize 2014, Annette is a recent graduate of Central St Martins, She is heavily influenced by cinematic images and draws from them for her inspiration. The series entitled Wait a Minute. It’s the Truth and the Truth Hurts is typical of the real quality to Annette’s work, which goes far beyond her obvious technical skills. There is a palpable tension, capturing key images, whilst still allowing the viewers to read in their own story and conclusions. (Graham Hunter Gallery, Baker Street)
Emerging artist Annette Fernando was an artist in residence at La Porte Peinte during the summer of 2014, and is a participant in the show quotidiæn. Her work is compelling and singular, possessed of both technical and conceptual mastery, and we are thrilled to see her achieve well-deserved recognition.