Born in Batabanó, Cuba in 1971, Vicente Hernández describes himself as a magical realist. Batabanó is not only his birthplace, but a sentimental influence on his works. His paintings depict surreal, dreamlike worlds filled with fantastic vehicles and uprooted landscapes dotted with abandoned buildings and hopeful journeys to new and prosperous lands. The tumultuous scenes have a touch of irony and humor, and wrestle with cultural identity and a desire to transcend physical boundaries.
Based in Havana, Hernández exhibits his works throughout the United States and Latin America and has received a number of awards and recognitions, including features in two of the most prestigious art and culture publications in Cuba.
A partnership with LaCa Projects will support his residency and host an exhibition of his work, which will open on November 5, 2015.
Residency Type Alumni Artist-in-Residence
Currently Based Havana, Cuba
Medium Painting, Mixed Media
Residency Dates Sep 8 — Nov 24 2015