Diango Hernández, 29 Apr 2016 — 28 May 2016

Diango Hernández

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Markgrafenstrasse 68

Diango Hernández once said: “What I see has the power of reminding me of something, maybe a place. I cannot precisely tell you what or where it is, but what I can tell you is that I would love to be there and not here.” His work always begins with found objects and personal memories of his home country of Cuba. Fruits, waves, and sunrises become fragments of a visual imagination of this Caribbean Island, its society and culture as a place of longing and an ideological construction. While the artist is most interested in the emotional and associative effect of the objects, he also incorporates a critical stance toward political realities in Cuba, including its socialist system. In one project, Hernandez translated a speech by Fidel Castro from 1961 into a language of waves – their flowing forms creating an image of the blue sea. (Text from K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf)

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Galerie Barbara Thumm, Markgrafenstrasse 68