One of the most representative Cuban artist of the moment.
The corpus of works called "Waves" was conceived with the idea of extracting some quotations from Fidel Castro's 1961 speech "Words to Intellectuals" translated through pictorial language. The self-congratulatory tone of Castro's speech is silenced by the motion of the waves and the melancholy sound of the sea that refers to nature and the intimate moments of contemplation.
The artist, recalling the movement of the sea, invents a real font through which he expresses his art and his thoughts. In this case Diango’s font turns into sculpture “El mar de noche”, handmade, cast in bronze. A single block, suspended on two brass cubes: the water rises and becomes a place of rest.
Diango Hernandez's works have been exhibited all over the world: they have been included in the 51st Venice Biennale (Arsenale, 2005), in the São Paulo Biennial (2006) in the Sydney Biennale (2006) in the Kunthstalle of Basel (2006), in the Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen, just to name some.
Many of his works have become part of important collections such as MoMa, Ludwig Museum, Mart in Rovereto…
El mar de noche, 2018
bronze and brass
48,5x 180 x 44,5 cm
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