Ophiee, Fernando Barbosa is a Mexican-American artist, born in Mexico City, 1978; raised in Los Angeles, California. He has been painting since childhood and has academic studies in both countries.

By the mid 1980´s, he was inspired by the futuristic cartoons, the American Graffiti subculture, the traditional L.A Cholo writing and the New York - Hip Hop movement.

His work dialogues in diverse statements: an ambiguous aspect in abstract painting as which he describes as Aerocubism. Calligraphy written in roman alphabet by means of the archaic languages and dilaects of ancient mesoamerican cultures with a personal style of font.


Roots, a research section that approaches themes from human and animal life, nature, world archeology and the mystery of the universe. And a social experiment with sleeping persons on the street with intentionate written words or phrases as a pictoric interpretation of a dream or thought, the Street Dreams.  



 Academic

  2010 - 2013  
- Culturia workshop. Human figure & landscape drawing. Berlin, Deutschland
- German Language Exchange. Berlin. Deutschland

   2009
- Adobe Suite Course. Mac Lab. Mexico City

  2008 - 2009  
- Illustration Diplomaed. Academy of San Carlos UNAM. Mexico City  
- Installation Seminar. 100 Metros Cúbicos Gallery. Mexico City

  2005 - 2008  
- Human figure & Landscape drawing workshop. National Institute of Paint, Sculpture & Engraving ENPEG “ La Esmeralda “, Mexico City
 

  2004 - 2005  
- Photography. Glendale Community Collage. Glendale, Ca USA
 

  2001 - 2003
- Associate of Arts. Glendale Community Collage. Glendale, Ca  USA

 

 Exhibitions & Work 

  2017

- Ritual Ollin Nahui - ENAH, Congress Esthetics of the streets. Mx City 
- Ollin Tonatiuh - Mural. Cultura al Hilo AC. Mx City
- Ritual Tlal Nantzin, mural sponsored by Grupo Modelo Foundation. Mx City

  2016  
- Ritual Solar, mural. Project SSP, GDF. Mexico City Goverment.   
- Indoor Project “Secret Nights” Collective exhibition. Mx City
- American Hotel. Mural & design concept. Art District; Los Angeles, Ca. USA

  2015  
- The Eagles, Print media. Collective exhibition at Gallery La Bodega. San Diego, Ca. USA
- Otomi Blanket  mural. Project Pintemos Mexico by Infonavit. San Diego Linares, Edo. de Mexico
- Cúspide al Futuro. Mural & Video Doc.. Unidad de Vinculación Artística. CCUT. UNAM. Mexico City
- Desing Fair. Pan-American University. Edo. de México, Mx

  2014  
- Iztapalapart. Murals & workshop. Conaculta. Mexico City
- Roko Pachukote Music Tour. Photo & Video documentary. UNAM. Mexico City
- Barrio Roots Art Festival. Mural & community workshop. IME. SRE. US embassy Mx. Habitajes AC. City of Bell, USA
- Interzona Culture Festival. Collective mural. Tijuana, B.C.N. Mx
- Abcdefgraffiti. Collective exhibition. Chopo University Museum. UNAM. Mexico City

  2013  
- Sexxxología. Collective exhibition. Radio Education. Mexico City
- Esthetics of the streets Congress. Mural, lecture & research. ENAH. National Institute of Anthropology and History. Mexico City


  2012  
- Box Jam Art Festival. Live act mural. East side Gallery at Yaam. Berlin, Deutschland
- Spèktrum Zirkus. Solo exhibition. Trauma Forum, Marburg, Deutschland
- Mondschein. Drawing & Illustration. Collective exhibition at Culturia. Berlin, Deutschland 
- Classic. Collective exhibition. University IPN Zacatenco, Mexico City

  2011  
- Aerocubism. Solo exhibition. Casa Forde. Mexico City
- Top of the Dome. Collective exhibition. Crewest Gallery. Los Angeles, California USA
- Siempreotravez. Collective exhibition; canvas, video doc. and conference. Museum of Modern Art MAM, Mexico City
 - Migración y Revolución. Collective mural display. National Institute of Anthropology and History INAH. Mexico City
 

  2010  
- Pelea de Gallos - Collective exhibition. Casa Forde , Mexico City

  2009  
- Festival Rock por la Educación. Mural live act. GDF. Mexico City
- Urban Art Diplomaed & Collective mural - Ibero-American University UIA, Mexico City

  2008  
- Oveja Negra. Collective Mural Graffiti Display. Gallery Jose Maria Velasco. UNAM. Mexico City
 

  2007  
- Las Calles están diciendo cosas. Mural display. Mexico City Museum MCM. Mx
 

  2006  
- Festival Dia C. Mural display, live act and conference. Ibero-American University UIA, Mexico City
 

  2005 
- 1st National Graffiti Encounter. Collective mural display. University of Guanajuato. Mx