Hector Hernandez

Artist Statement:
In formal terms, my current work is an exploration of how form is determined by, and conversely determines, space. My work references the figure, though more recently it has explored similar figure/space relationships utilizing basic geometric shapes. I am interested in the tension that exists between a form such as human legs or cylinders and the space which it both occupies and is contained by. My long history with mixed media and photography has driven my most current work, as I have returned to such traditional materials as paper, fabric, photographed images, and fabricated artifacts to produce works that focus on the process of creating surreal characters/creatures.