1975 · Spain
Secundino Hernández is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Spain, like other celebrated artists such as Mariajosé Gallardo, Concha Gómez-Acebo, Lucio Muñoz, Manolo Valdés, and D.Darko. Secundino Hernández was born in 1975.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Secundino Hernández' work, including galleries in countries like Finland, Spain, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt in Madrid, and Galerie Bärbel Grässlin in Frankfurt. Secundino Hernández' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition ARCO Madrid at Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition was open from 26 February 2020 until 01 March 2020. Secundino Hernández' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; ARCO Madrid (26 February 2020 - 01 March 2020) at Galeria Nuno Centeno in Porto and OVER THE RAINBOW (20 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) at Mirat in Madrid.
Secundino Hernández in private collections
Historical Context of Spain
Spain has played a crucial role in the growth of art in the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, a young Pablo Picasso developed a uniquely expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, initially with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the chief founding member of the Cubist movement, a group in which he was joined by fellow Spaniard Juan Gris. Both Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were prominent figures in the Surrealist movement, though they were also domiciled in France for large parts of their careers. Throughout the twentieth century the political and cultural landscape of Spain was ruled by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco whose dictatorship ruled the country, in one form or another, from 1939 until 1975, at which time the monarchy was restored to Juan-Carlos I who subsequently implemented considerable reform. The Franco regime was distinguished by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of key intellectual and cultural figures that chose not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered significantly, since liberal artistic movements are often known for their leftist leanings. Key modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.
Further Biographical Context for Secundino Hernández
Born in 1975, Secundino Hernández was largely inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.