As Argentinian artist Mónica Fernández Gálvez paints, an expressive exuberance emerges in the sweeping energy of her rich and varied abstractions, whose vibrant hues and depth of tone are inspired by the Patagonian landscape of the artist’s home in Neuquén, Argentina, filling her art with a powerful impression of light and atmosphere. Fernández Gálvez’s creative process is joyful and intuitive. As she says, “I have a need for constant experimentation, and for the relentless pursuit of the perfect magic of color. Through my work I aim to awaken in others their imagination, feelings and emotions that nourish the soul.” Moving smoothly between acrylic paints, watercolors and mixed media on canvas, she plays with a wide range of different marks and visual effects, from dripping paint to meticulous, fluid line work.
Self-taught from an early age, Fernández Gálvez received a degree in dentistry from the National University of Cordoba in addition to concentrating on her career as a professional artist, participating in various workshops and engaging in an internal search to develop her artistic skills and identity. Currently she is involved with several local arts organizations and exhibits extensively in solo and group shows.