There is a constant propensity to short circuit and break in the work of Orestes Hernández (Holguin, Cuba, 1981). His objects and installations dismantle the artistic reality in the search of new ways to face creation. In the case of painting, production that connects with his work in video, Orestes shows the aesthetics of "cut and paste" and contemporary visual saturation. More than an artist, Orestes is a cultural chronicler of his time.
After his graduation from the Instituto Superior
de Arte (ISA) in 2006, Orestes has participated in numerous personal and
collective projects. Among the most outstanding are “Feliz, Feroz y Amén”, LKB/G, Hamburg, Garmany;
“La primera Aventura”, in the Galerie Knoerle & Baettig,
Switzerland; “Llegó el malhechor”,
Servando Gallery, Cuba; “Alta fidelidad”, Cristo
Salvador Gallery, Cuba; and the collective shows “ABUC, Eleven Cuban Artists”, at the Swiss gallery Mai 36; “Illness Has a Colour”, side
event to the XIII Havana Biennial; “Art
x Cuba. Contemporary Perpectives since 1989”, Aachen, Germany; “Overseas”, Halle 14, Center for
Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany; “Para quebrar los muros” at the National Museum of Fine Art in
Havana and “A la vuelta de la esquina”, at
the Cultural Center La Casa Encendida, Spain. On the other hand, his work has
been part of important artistic events such as the Havana Biennial and the
Contemporary Visual Art and New Film Festival in Berlin.