Alfonso Fernández began in printmaking, moving on later to painting and sculpture. The need of expression and rupture with his own visual structures have led him to dialogue with two-dimensional and three-dimensional foundations. The influence of different teachers, especially the working experience with visual artist Sam Gilliam, have provided him an integral vision of the language that he uses. This language becomes embodied in the printmaking process through the techniques of etching, engraving, drypoint, lithography, and monotype in a pictorial dialogue. In drawing and painting, the graphic and the calligraphy become fused with the stain, the colour and the gesture in large formats. In sculpture, the use of ceramic stoneware, and especially steel with organic forms, explores the figurative and the abstract with synthesis and expressive strength.
Fernández has participated in more than 100 Group and 26 Individual national and international exhibitions, including: Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Lexington, Kentucky, USA -Visio Gallery, St. Louis Missouri, USA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Valdivia, Valdivia, Chile. Sala SAM Chilean North American Cultural Institute, Santiago, Chile. AMS Marlborough Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile. Patricia Ready Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile. US Embassy American Ambassador Residence, Santiago, Chile. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
His work is represented in many national and international public and private collections.