Alex Fernández is a self-taught artist born in New York, but of Dominican heritage. His interest in art began at an early age, using comic books as his major artistic influence. During his youth, he spent some years in the Dominican Republic, where he was influenced by the artistic carnival traditions and the Costumbrista style. As an adult, he began to explore the history of art and various mediums and techniques, becoming enthralled by the 19th century European art movement.
Fernández’s work explores societal issues that are influenced by our current world and infused with a reflection of his divided Dominican/American heritage, as well as his love for 19th century European art. He uses allegory, symbolism and impactful images to compose works that critique world cultures, religion and social/political issues from the world.