Nicasio Fernandez’s latest body of work expands on his portrayal of phantasmagorical imagery that grasps an ineffable link between fiction and the commonplace. What was once a fleeting, casual moment at a kitchen table becomes, in his paintings, an inconceivable, dramatic visual narrative that only Fernandez can conjure. Each canvas is replete with perplexing psychological questions, which are carried by painterly depictions of humanoid figures, bathed in saturated hues, who navigate their way through one existential crisis after the next. It is precisely their precarity that summons our sympathy — they want to be heard. This, combined with high-octane, alluring color combinations makes it difficult to look away. So we enter the reality of each work as an admirer of painting and as a psychic empath.