SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ PRESENTS PARÁBOLAS IN MIAMI
The exhibition Parábolas, by Mexican artist Sergio Hernández (Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, 1957) inaugurates on November 22nd at the Durban Segnini Gallery in Miami. For the first time in 20 years, the renowned plastic artist will display in the United States a rich collection of recent works.
Sergio Hernández comes to Miami with an exhibition that lives up to his trajectory. He will exhibit a series of 23 works finished between 2006 and 2019 at the prestigious Durban Segnini Gallery.
The influence of his birthplace is evident in Hernández’s work. Born in the Sierra Mixteca mountain region, he has nourished on themes that oscillate between the natural world (insects, animals, skeletons) and the rich and ancient indigenous culture of his land. Both themes dialogue in works that sometimes delve into the realm of fantasy, almost a nod to the domain of the spiritual. The artist’s fascination for subjects such as religiousness and death, influenced by the maya-quiché tradition, is reflected in works such as the well-known Popol Vuh, which revolves around the homonymous sacred book.
In the present exhibition, the works transit a range of colors that vary between the intense red of a series of untitled paintings, from 2015, and the deep blue of colossal works such as Mar and Leviatán, with a quasi-oceanic theme. Nature is protagonist, always oscillating between what is figurative and what is fantastic, combining what is alive and what is ancestral.
Hernández will participate in the opening reception of the exhibition, which will be held on Friday, November 22nd. It starts at 7pm at the Durban Segnini Gallery (3072 SW 38th Ave., Miami).