Secundino Hernández: In October Ecstasy
September 29–November 5, 2017
Secundino Hernández (b. 1975) is known for his expressive paintings, deriving from the premise of figurative expression and containing references to Francis Picabia and Joan Miró, amongst other surrealists. In his latest body of work history, however, appears fragmented, its components concealed or scattered. Splinters of colour, layers of primer folding on the canvas, the fabric laid bare, Hernández explores the destruction of painting. Radiating fascination with the creative process, Hernández’s work grounds the visual power of painting firmly in the present.
Secundino Hernández graduated from the Universidad Complutense Department of Painting in Madrid, Spain. His most recent institutional solo exhibitions have been at the Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2015) and Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France (2014). His work is in numerous institutional and private collections, including National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; 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. Hernández lives and works both in Madrid and Berlin. Galerie Forsblom has been representing Secundino Hernández since 2010.
Welcome to the opening reception
in presence of the artist,
Thursday September 28, 2017, 5–7pm