Modern Mississauga Media and Pixie Blue Studio feature local artist Fernando Resende, who worked for many years as an Art Director. He’s an avid photographer, enjoys traveling to interesting places and is always inspired by these new surroundings, which end up being fuel for new photographs. Fernando experiments with printing on a variety of materials such as different types of plywood and unique metals. His works have been shown in galleries and shows around the GTA.
DESCRIBE YOUR ART IN ONE PLAYFUL WORD
IF YOU COULD PAINT WITH AN ARTIST FROM THE PAST; SOMEONE WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU – WHO WOULD IT BE?
Caravaggio. I have always loved his sense of light and how he used chiaroscuro to create bold contrast in his paintings. Even in the darkest shadows there is always detail and life. This use of light has and is borrowed a lot in cinema like in Stanley Kubrick films and by photographers like Irving Penn and Annie Leibovitz.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGER, CREATIVE SELF?
Keep shooting what truly interests you no matter what people think or what’s on trend. If you fill it with passion, it’ll come through in the piece and you’ll capture an audience of sorts.
HOW DOES YOUR CREATIVE MIND RECHARGE?
Travel. Adventure is around the corner anywhere, especially if you’ve never been there or it’s been a while. Also, meeting interesting people and being part of an experience or special moment in time.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?
I don’t have one favourite but this is right up there: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” (Pablo Picasso )
WHAT GENRE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO WHEN YOU PAINT?
A mix of genres as I love how music takes you somewhere. When I’m shooting, I like to document the actual scene and take in all sounds, dialogue and real life noise.
Pixie Blue Studio is located in the heart of Port Credit’s “Artsy East Village.”