Vicente Hernández wields his brushes from within the country to vivdly depict the plight of the Cuban youth in their search for a better life of opportunities and freedoms. His paintings, crafted with the vocabulary of magic realism, depict the absurdity of reality in Cuba and reinforce the intensity of hope of its people. A true contrarian.
Hernández was born in 1971 in Batabanó, Cuba. In 1994, Hernández received a degree in art education from the Instituto Superior de Batabanó and worked for two years as a professor in the university's Department of Fine Arts. The artist has garnered several national awards and honorable mentions. He has also illustrated more than ten books published in the island.
The artist has exhibited his work in many countries, including the United States, Spain, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Cuba.
He currently resides with his family in Cuba.
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