Durban Segnini Gallery presents “Sergio Hernández. Parábolas”, the most complete exhibition in the United States in 20 years by one of the greatest Mexican painters and engravers of his generation. A unique opportunity to see the work of this master in a great stage of intellectual and artistic maturity. The exhibition entitled " Parábolas” (Parables) is made up of 22 mixed media paintings, all dated between 2015 and 2019, the latter made with motifs from the sample. The exhibition also includes a large format bronze sculpture made in 2006-7 belonging to the series ‘Los Guerreros’.
The portrayal work of Sergio Hernández (Oaxaca / Mexico, 1957), widely exhibited in prestigious artistic institutions in Latin America and Europe, is now exhibited in the United States thanks to the collaboration with Durban Segnini Miami Gallery. The exhibition "Parábolas" is composed of recent works representing Hernandez’s refined pictorial style. The artist masterfully combines his trade as a painter, engraver and draftsman and his sculptural skills. The exhibition offers an extensive record of the expressive elements present in Hernández's poetics, which have characterized the richness and variety of his expression. A poetic that comes to intertwine, both expressive elements of Figuration as well as Abstraction and even features of Informal Art, resolved within a boldly coherent visual discourse.
In "Parábolas" Sergio Hernández immerses the viewer in a dream world where the pre-Hispanic culture and pop culture of today's Mexico is embraced. A poetic world that fables with the countryside’s life and the depth of the jungle. This is something visible in series such as, for example, ‘Los Ardientes’ (2015), works in intense reds and satin blacks in which Hernández displays a whole catalog of mythologies representative of the Mexican cultural essence. Animal life and human existence, the limits of culture and the infinity of nature, are intertwined transfiguring each other. These works stand out for the force of the images to be treated utilizing an emulsion of oil and sand, a distinctive technique of Hernandez's style that gives an enigmatic appearance to the characters and scenarios of these great paintings.
Sergio Hernández has developed a prolific artistic career that has been widely recognized for awards and decorations including: Acquisition Prize, Drawing Room (Palace of Fine Arts, National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City, 1983), Officer Cross of the Order of Isabel la Católica 2006 (Embassy of Spain in Mexico, Mexico City) and 2014 René Portocarrero International Prize, awarded by the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Havana, Cuba), among others. His work is present at important museum collections and public/ private institutions in Latin America, the United States, and Europe.