Paula Fernández Fernández

Illustrator and artist

Born in Oviedo, 1981. Lives and works in Oviedo.

Paula Fernández, an illustrator who wanted to be a florist when she was a child. She has self-published children’s books, fanzines, illustrated posters for concerts and plays, made installations and painted on walls and walls of abandoned places in different parts of Europe and Spain. She is also a member of the collective wreckatsea, a collaborative project that combines illustration, analogue photography, design, silkscreen printing and desktop publishing with many other things.

Paula Fernández’s work seeks to meet the needs and characteristics, both her own and those of others, of the art world. It pursues two objectives:* To bring together all societies: the absolutely modern one that knows everything, the one that only limits itself to what is already known, and the one that despises the other two* To try to value new thoughts, new ideas. But, on the other hand, to try, also, to produce discomfort in order to question the art world, its own system and its functioning.

After studying Fashion Design at the La Llotja Art School in Barcelona, and Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, she worked as a fashion illustrator, stage designer and in the production and mounting of fashion shows for the Barcelona Fashion Week plus other fashion productions. Fernández has created manifold projects for several European cities. She has also taken part in workshops, with a special mention for the one organised by the Vitra Museum. Her work was included in the first University Art IKAS ART show, organised by the Basque Government.