Brendan Fernandes is a multimedia artist with the mind—and the body—of a dancer. Not surprisingly, he studied ballet as a teenager and modern dance in college before settling on a career as a visual artist. A Kenyan-Indian-Canadian, his 2008 video Foe saw him trying to speak the accents of his various ancestral languages and was exhibited at New York’s Guggenheim Museum. His latest piece, The Master and Form, is part homage to, part damning critique of, the classical ballet world This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Eight Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur An all-out tour de force. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Karin Mamma Andersson Inside the moody, mysterious world of Sweden’s preeminent painter. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Amalie Smith The Danish arts writer finding clarity between the lines. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Ryan Heffington Meet the man bringing choreography, community and queer joy to the desert. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Studio Visit: Heidi Gustafson A cabin in the Cascade Mountains houses a hermetic artist—and her extraordinary world of natural pigments. Arts & Culture Issue 48 Jordan Casteel The acclaimed painter of people—and now plants.