Brandon Joel Fernandes (United Arab Emirates) Residence: May 2017
Brandon Fernandes is an new media artist hailing from the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is a graduate from 3dsense Media School in Singapore and is attending the ‘artist in residency’ program at Studio Kura for the second time.
Having a range of skill sets, his main focus is visual story building with characters and environments, making them either whimsical or a bit surreal keeping a connection with reality. Character development is another one of his important focus as he likes to portray the human connection with the surround environment in the painting as well as the connection with the viewer.
Working with matte painting and comic book styles, he will try fusing the two in collaboration with fellow artist Naomi Soh one creating a series of sequential art pieces documenting the journey of two young female and the connection between them in the beautiful landscape of Itoshima.