Rodrigo Hernández

'A Moth to a Flame'

Rodrigo Hernández is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation. In his practice, he revitalizes questions brought by the avant-garde movements and connects the formal aspects of his artworks to metaphysical meditations informed by dreams, poetry, and history. Hernández is interested in cultural points of contact, where prehistoric depictions of the human body connect with 20th-century styles like Surrealism or Futurism. For his exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art, Hernández explores Futurist founder Filippo Marinetti’s idea on painting: “Movement destroys the materiality of bodies.” The exhibition refers to two other works that present different takes on the subject: Swedish author Stig Dagerman’s novel A Moth to a Flame and Animal Locomotion, a work in the SCAD Permanent Collection by photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

Signature image for Rodrigo Hernández exhibition
Rodrigo Hernández, O mundo real não alça voo (The real world does not take flight), installation detail, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal.

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