Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias

\Diango HernándezEras Imaginarias17.02. - 21.04.2018

Diango Hernández, *1970 in Sancti Spíritus, Kuba,
works and lives in Düsseldorf and Havanna

Photo © JensZiehe

In his exhibition at the Galerie Barbara Thumm, featuring works from 2015 to 2018, Diango Hernández dedicates himself to the dynamic power of the imagination that is inextricably linked to the perception of recorded events.

Based on the historical developments in his home country Cuba, he investigates the possible readings of history, and how their static interpretations can be dissolved through poetry and visual metaphors, transforming them into individual memories.

The understanding of history as a poetic image, in which imaginary gestures and emotional states create an altered experience of reality, is a key topic in the works of José Lezama Lima (1910–1976), one of modern Cuban literature’s most important poets. Diango Hernández has been studying Lezama Lima’s embodied, associative language in the essay volume Las Eras Imaginarias(1971) for several years, and it became a source of inspiration for his most recent paintings from the group of works entitled Waves paintings(since 2015).

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias

Works

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Mixed Media
Objects
Paintings
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias

Diango Hernández

Mother we’ve got another open letter (2016)
Oil on palm tree leaf and glass table top
160 x 70 x 40 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Eras Imaginarias

Diango Hernández

Beso (2016)
Oil on canvas
50 x 70 cm
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