The Jennifer Lauren Gallery is thrilled to be showing a body of work by Spanish self-taught artist Miguel Ángel Hernando. For over thirty years he has been honing his practice at two supported studios culminating in this, his first solo showcase. Hernando’s work was submitted for selection for my first online exhibition Art | Unlocked | Unearthed earlier this year. I was immediately drawn to a very dense work, with shiny gold gel pen markings bringing the work to life. This work, of course, sold very quickly and, after contacting the studio, I received a new body of work created by Hernando over the last seven years. Without language, Hernando creates his own individualised figures and animals, adding more detail such as smaller animals within animals, raising a smile. The photographs, whilst revealing fantastic artwork, do not do justice to the colours and effects his use of pens creates. If you wish to purchase any of the works in the HYBRID CREATURES online exhibition, you will not be disappointed in their beauty.
View the exhibition on our website.
Alongside the exhibition, Jennifer will be chatting with staff from the Debajo del Sombrero studio on Monday 30 November at 6:30pm GMT over zoom. We will be talking about the supported studio, its history, how it works with artists with developmental disabilities and a little about Miguel’s practice in particular. This studio is just one of many studios across Europe that supports disabled artists. Book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jennifer-lauren-gallery-in-conversation-with-debajo-del-sombrero-studio-tickets-129496257793
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