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Fernanda Alonso-Castrejon

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Major project:

Birdboy

Linocut images from the book Bird boy. The story is that after falling from a plane as a baby, a child is raised by birds in an isolated house in the woods where he meets a curious little creature who befriends him. When his friend mysteriously disappears, he embarks on a journey into the city, where adventures, love and despair await him. This project started out as a continuation of my narrative workshop project.

Info

  • I am an illustrator and printmaker. I came all the way from Mexico in 2009 to study in London. When I entered the Royal College I wanted to explore narrative with my work and different ways to create it.

    I’ve come to discover that in my practice I rely more on spontaneous ideas that come from the process of creation, rather than formulating a plan or a full story beforehand. Starting out with an image or a set of images and continuing from there I end up with a body of work that I can later edit and transform into a narrative.
  • Previous degrees

  • BA (Hons) Illustration, Middlesex University, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Ahoy! A nautical illustrative imagining of mysteries and tales from the sea, Espacio Gallery, London, 2014; Middlesex University's Art and Design Degree Show, Old Truman Brewery, London, 2013; Work In Progres Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Draw, Royal College of Art, London, 2015
  • Publications

  • Maggie Butt, Sancti Clandestini: 'Undercover Saints, Illustrated the poem The Patron Saint of English Country Dancing, page 41, 2012
Royal College of Art Royal College
of Art Graduate
Exhibition

25 June –
5 July 2015

Royal College
of Art Graduate
Exhibition