15 - 18 June 2017
Victoria Miro is delighted to co-present with Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Four Seasons, Between Summer and Fall, 2016-2017, a major four-part painting by Secundino Hernández.
The four large canvases are a new work in the artist’s monumental Four Seasons series. Their exceptional scale and intimations of the changing year create a panoramic experience. As with previous works in the series, the title – Four Seasons, Between Summer and Fall – reflects the time of year the works were produced. Hernández has described the process of creating these works as a reduction of surface, in which a ground is held in balance with both the painted gesture and the ‘pure’ canvas underneath. Of his work, he has said: “Painting is a way of discovering things, of finding solutions, and developing my inner life. For me, the surface of the canvas is a playground, a tool to understanding the world. Technique is a never-ending process, a way to learn and to analyse and to see.”
Image: Secundino Hernández, Four Seasons, Between Summer and Fall, 2016-2017 (detail)
Dye, acrylic and alkyd on canvas on linen
Four works. Each: 461 x 301 cm, 181 1/2 x 118 1/2 in
Victoria Miro, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Galerie Krinzinger
© Secundino Hernández