Diango Hernández

1970 · Cuba

Artist biography

Diango Hernández is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Cuba, like other famous artists such as Waldo Balart, Carlos Gamez de Fransicio, Guillermo Calzadilla, Miguel Machado, and Paloma Izquierdo. Diango Hernández was born in 1970.

About Diango Hernández' works

Diango Hernández is a key figure within the fields of Minimalism and Abstraction. The art movement known as Minimalism came to be in the late 1950s and during the 1960s, and has been one of the most influential of all modern and contemporary movements. Minimalism developed in New York City among a number of growing artists who were moving away from Abstract Expressionism and who favoured a sleek, geometric aesthetic instead, free from expression. Earlier European abstract movements greatly influenced American minimalist art creators. During the Second World War period, a large number of European expatriates gathered in New York and works by the Dutch De Stijl artists, Russian Constructivists, and members of the German Bauhaus became renowned, in vogue and influential. Each of these groups had pioneered radical forms of abstraction, and inspired artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Robert Morris to delve into new aspects in their art. These artists wanted to create art that answered only to itself, allowing the viewer an immediate, wholly visual response. The personal, gestural elements were stripped away with the aim to reveal the objective, formal consituents that comprised paintings and sculptures.

Abstract art does not try to represent a faithful depiction of a visual reality, or of nature itself, but instead, with the use of colours, gestural elements and shapes tries to achieve its effect. The term can be applied to art that is primarily based on an object, or figure, where the main features have been simplified. Abstraction has been highly significant in modern art since the 1900s, with its origins grounded in Impressionism. One of the first, most influential movements related to abstraction is Cubism, with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who through their work laid the foundations for an important number of branches of abstract art.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Diango Hernández' work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Italy, the United States, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Diango Hernández' work include FL Gallery (Federico Luger) in Milan, Nicolas Krupp in Basel, and Alexander and Bonin in New York. Diango Hernández is currently exhibiting at FL Gallery (Federico Luger) in Milan with the exhibition HyperGames (22 January 2020 - 30 March 2020). Diango Hernández' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; HERO in Amsterdam (19 July 2019 - 23 August 2019) with the name Heroes and Galería Casado Santapau in Madrid (06 November 2018 - 19 January 2019) with the name Cascadas. Diango Hernández' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called ZWANZIG and took place at Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin, Germany from the 14 November 2017 to 27 January 2018.

Diango Hernández currently has one work available for purchase on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Diango Hernández

Born in 1970, Diango Hernández' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Diango Hernández

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