The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, October 23, 2014


Victoria Miro's first exhibition with artist Secundino Hernández opens in London
Secundino Hernández, Installation, Secundino Hernández 11 June – 2 August 2014 Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW
LONDON.- Victoria Miro presents Secundino Hernández's first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Hernández's diverse and energetic painting features intricately structured compositions that mix strong linear elements and rich bursts of colour. Some canvases feature abstracted, atomised forms, while others have more densely overlaid imagery in which it is possible to pick out figurative elements.

His paintings deftly combine representation and abstraction, linear draughtsmanship and colouration, minimalism and gesturalism. Over the course of his career Hernández has mixed diverse references: a physicality that recalls Action Painting, the shorthand figuration of cartoons, and passages evoking painterly precedents ranging from El Greco to Giacometti, Velázquez to Picabia. This stylistic multiplicity grows out of Hernández's detailed and informed knowledge of art history. While his references are broad he has, in recent years, developed a specific engagement with the work of old and modern masters from his native country, Spain, as a way of getting in touch with his personal and artistic roots.

In keeping with the breadth of his influences, Hernández employs a variety of techniques including washing, scraping, and working directly from paint tubes. He has a meticulous and process-oriented approach to making work, and his paintings openly display the triumphs and struggles of the artist's practice, creating a tension between beauty and destruction.

For his first show with Victoria Miro, Hernández has produced a series of 'wash' paintings. These paintings are characterised by strong underlays of colour and a gestural use of line. The works are produced by layering and removing layers of paint. Hernández's method involves literally digging through layers of paint to the canvas, in a process that the artist associates with sculptural carving. The resulting paintings have a dramatic, exploratory quality.

Hernández was born in 1975 in Madrid, where he currently lives and works. He has recently had solo exhibitions at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria (2007, 2010, 2014); Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland (2010, 2014); Galerie Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain (2006, 2009, 2011, 2013) and Galerie Bärbel Grässlin (2013). He has also participated in group shows including Alone Together at the Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, USA (2013); Dialogos DKV - Patio Herreriano at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Espanol, Valladolid, Spain (2013); Berlin Status 1 at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2012) and Berlin Klondyke 2011 at Art Center Los Angeles, USA (2011). His work is in numerous institutional and private collections, including Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain; Helga de Alvear Foundation, Cáceres, Spain; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA; Kunstdepot Göschenen, Switzerland and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with text by Lorena Muńoz-Alonso





Today's News

June 14, 2014

New National Museum in Monaco opens exhibition of works by Gilbert & George

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art on view at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Washington's National Gallery of Art Trustees elect Frederick W. Beinecke as President

Exhibition of gouache paintings on paper by Alexander Calder opens at Gagosian in London

Nearly 100 striking works of art by Gustave Doré on view at the National Gallery of Canada

Revered Ferrari 250 LM leads superlative roster of Italian sports cars at RM's Monterey sale

Major outdoor exhibition of artwork by Dale Chihuly opens at Denver Botanic Gardens

Santa Barbara Museum of Art announces gift of more than 70 works of art from Eichholz Collection

Exhibition of jewelry designed by legendary mid-20th-century artist opens at the Dallas Museum of Art

Victoria Miro's first exhibition with artist Secundino Hernández opens in London

Conceptual artist Larry Kagan paired with Edward Hopper & his contemporaries

Monumental Civil War collection realizes more than $450,000 at Heritage Auctions

Tadao Ando designs a new showroom and the extension of Duvetica's flagship store

Jennie Jieun Lee's first solo exhibition in France opens at Lefebvre & Fils Gallery

Group exhibition comprised of new and recent paintings, drawings, and sculpture opens at Hionas Gallery

Moscow-based contemporary artist Lavrenty Bruni opens exhibition at Artvera's Gallery

Norman Rockwell Museum honors Murray Tinkelman with 2014 Artist Laureate Award

Bonhams to sell California Gold Rush era banknotes

Frameshift, curated by useful pictures, on view at Denny Gallery

The International Fine Print Dealers Association announces plans for 2014 IFPDA Print Fair

Selection from SFMOMA media arts collection brings visions of 'The West' to Istanbul

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site