Born in Madrid, 1975
Lives and works in Berlin

Secundino Hernández’s diverse and energetic painting practice resists easy characterisation. His work features intricately structured compositions that mix strong linear elements and rich bursts of colour. Some canvases feature abstracted, atomised forms, while others have more densely overlaid imagery in which it is possible to pick out figurative elements.

His paintings deftly combine representation and abstraction, linear draughtsmanship and colouration, minimalism and gesturalism. Over the course of his career Hernández has mixed diverse references: a physicality that recalls Action Painting, the shorthand figuration of cartoons, and passages evoking painterly precedents ranging from El Greco to Giacometti, Velázquez to Picabia. This stylistic multiplicity grows out of Hernández’s detailed and informed knowledge of art history. While his references are broad he has, in recent years, developed a specific engagement with the work of old and modern masters from his native country, Spain, as a way of getting in touch with his personal and artistic roots.

In keeping with the breadth of his influences, Hernández employs a variety of techniques including washing, scraping, and working directly from paint tubes. He has a meticulous and process-oriented approach to making work, and his paintings openly display the triumphs and struggles of the artist’s practice, creating a tension between beauty and destruction.

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Born in Madrid, Spain, 1975
Lives and works in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
Polvareda, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Polvorossa, H2-Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast Augsburg, Germany
Pintura, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Secundino Hernández, abc – art berlin contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2015
También, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Today, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Entre Primavera e Verano, YUZ Museum, Shangai, China
Done well done, Múrias Centeno, Lisboa

 2014
Four seasons between Winter and Spring, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria>
Works from the Miettinen collection, Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France
Secundino Hernández, Victoria Miro, London
Mi Primera Corrida, Galerie Heinirch Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Kisses & Kisses, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2013
Metallgedärm, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main, Germany Lupis Ipsum, Galerie Heinirch Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain Secundino Hernández, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany

2012
Mendes Wood Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

2011
Raw, Mid Raw, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, Portugal
Gracias por girar, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain

2010
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland European Fine Art, Berlin, Germany Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

2009
La tierra es redonda, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain Galería María Llanos, Cáceres, Spain

2008
Una era tu madre, Art Cologne with Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Cologne, Germany Galería Casaborne, Antequera, Malaga, Spain

2007
Secundino Hernández, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria Luna Roja, Galería María Llanos, Cáceres, Spain

2006
Hauch! Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain Andiamo! Castello di Sermoneta, Latina, Italy

2005
Galería Casaborne, Antequera, Malaga, Spain

2003
Galería Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain

2002
Centro de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Proximities and Desires, abc art berlin contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Gavin Turk, Secundino Hernández, Erik Van Lieshout, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Berlin-Klondyke, I.Berlin Edition, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany de la mano, CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain

2014
Hunger – Hambre, 4th Edition, Barcelona, Spain
Entre el Cielo y la Tierra: doce miradas al Greco cuatrocientos años después, Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid, Spain

2013
Berlin-Klondyke, Hipp Halle Gmunden, Gmunden, Germany Summer 2013, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Painting at the Edge of Reality, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Berlin Klondyke, Werkschaulle, Leipzig, Germany
Das Allerletze Prof. Winkler Stipendium, Kunstverein Weiden, Weiden, Austria
Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, USA
Dialogos DKV – Patio Herreriano, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Espanol, Valladolid, Spain

2012
Convoy Berlin, Biksady Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Berlin Kondyke, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
Ultima pintura en las colecciones de la Fundacion Cola-Cola y DA2 Salamanca, Centro de Arte La Regenta
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Choses vues à Droite et à Gauche (sans lunettes) Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany
A Votre Décharge. Château de Servières.Espace d’exposition des Ateliers d’Artistes de la Ville. Marseille. France
Still, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Berlin Status 1, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2011
Berlin Klondyke 2011, Art Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
European Fine Art, Kunsthalle Kempten, Kempten, Germany
Kesä – Sommar – Summer, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
“Moraltarantula # 5”, Zollamt, Hamburgo. Germany
Berlin Klondyke 2011, The Odd Gallery, Dawson, USA
Psychologie & Abstraktion, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany
An Imaginary Party, Trabajos Sobre Papel, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain

2010
Pictografie, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen, Belgium
Aktualität Eines Mediums. Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Galería Adhoc, Vigo, Spain
Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, European Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
Crefelder Gesellschaft für Venezianische Malerei, Galerie Börgmann, Krefeld, Germany
Niklas Schechinger Fine Art, Hamburg, Germany

2009
The Lord Wink Award, Istanbul, Turkie
Out of Wedding, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
The Swords of Spain, Fenste C, Vienna, Austria

2008
Phantasmagorical, Moeller Snow Gallery, New York, USA
Domestico 08, Madrid, Spain

2007
Siart 2007, Bienal de La Paz, Bolivia

2006
La esfera de Pascal, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

2005
Todos mis amigos han muerto, Galería Casaborne, Antequera, Spain

2003
Hernández, Navarro, Mastretta, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
2a Bienal de Pintura de Estocolmo, Stockholm, Sweden

2002
Cara a cara, Galería Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
XIV Edición de Circuitos de Artes Plásticas y fotografía de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2008
Prize- Creación artística de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Prize- New Talents Program, Art Cologne, Cologne

2007
First Prize- Generación 2007 de Caja Madrid, Spain

2005–2006
Grant- Academia de España en Roma, Rome, Italy

2004
Prize- Adquisition, Generación 2004 de Caja Madrid, Spain

2003
Prize- Adquisition, Premio Joven 2003, Fundación General de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

2002
Grant- Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, Spain

2001
Grant- Cursos de Verano de El Escorial, Fundación General UCM, Madrid, Spain Mention- Generación 2002 de Caja Madrid, Spain

2000
Grant- Erasmus, Academia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 2016
Polvareda, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Liza Zeitz, New Kids in Town, Weltkunst, no 114, Berlin, Germany

2015
Cai Yuan, Fragmentation of the Traditional and the Modern, Catalogue, Entre Primavera y Verano, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
Joaquín Jesús Sánchez, From painting, Catalogue, Entre Primavera
y Verano, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
Marta Silvi, Secundino Hernández: face to face with the painting today, Look Lateral, no4 Italy

2014
Karpov Shelby, Return to the house of life, Catalogue, Maison Louis Carré, France
Joaquín Jesús Sánchez, Paintings in the living room, Catalogue, Maison Louis Carré, F Ásdis Ólafsdóttir, Catalogue, Maison Louis Carré, France
Lorena Múñoz-Alonso, Chance and intuition, Catalogue, Victoria Miro Gallery, London Up and Coming…, Artsy, 10. July
Secundino Hernández, This is tomorrow, Contemporary Art Magazine, 10. July Ángeles García, Secundino Hernández a presión, Babelia, El País, 8. July
Pablo Flórez, The eye without memory, Catologue, Edition Salon Dahlmann, Berlin

2013
Metallgedárm, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt a M.
Tania Pardo, Nada es accidental…, Babelia, El País, 29. March
Ángeles García, El Greco, instrucciones de uso. El País, 17. March
Bea Espejo, Interview with Secundino Hernández, El Cultural, El Mundo, 15. March Ángeles García, Interview with Secundino Hernández, El País, 14. February

2011
Ángeles García, Un Nuevo relato, El País, 11. December
Javier Rubio Nomblot, Pintura dinamitada, ABC de las Artes y las Letras, 19. Nov Päivi Storgàrd, Energia Pommi, Anna Magazine, January
Antonio Lozano, Secundino Hernández, Revista Telva, August

2010
VV.AA, Un buen sabor de boca. ABC de las Artes y las Letras, 20-26 February Francisco Carpio, Selección proyectos ARCO 2010, ABCD Cultural, February

2009
David Barro, Auswahlt der 10 besten Ausstellungen 2009, El Cultural, December Letra International (Illustrationes) July
Noemí Méndez, Secundino Hernández, Arte y Parte, February
Mariano Navarro, Secundino 2005 Hernández, El Cultural, 6. February
Rocío García, El horizonte de Berlín, Babelia, 31. January
Pablo Flórez, De cara y de culo, Catalogue, La Tierra es Redonda, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Karpov Shelby, La tierra es redonda, Catalogue, La Tierra es Redonda, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain

2008
Iván de la Torre Amerighi, Secundino Hernández, Revista Arte y Parte, February Karpov Shelby, Una era tu madre, Catalogue, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, S Enrique Castaños, El autorretrato como caatarsis, Diario Sur, 28. March

2007
Karpov Shelby, Queda una vida, Catalogue, Galerie Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, A Severin Dünser, Secundino Hernández, Catalogue, Galerie Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna

2006
Javier Hontoria, Diarios de viaje de Secundino Hernández, El Cultural, El Mundo, 11 M Francisco Carpio, Secundino Hernández, Catalogue, La esfera de Pascal, C.Madrid

2005
Iván de la Torre Amerighi, Señaléticas, ABC Cultural, 19. March

2003
Guillermo Espinosa, Secundino Hernández: vida interior hoy, Revista Vanidad, Sep Paloma Martín Llopis, Secundino Hernández, Ctalogue test, 2. Biennale of Malerei, Stockholm

2002
Jesús Rodríguez, Test of the Exhibition, Centro de Arte Joven. C. Madrid

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Museo JUMEX, México D.F
Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
Coca-Cola Foundation, Spain
NMAC Foundation, Spain
AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Zabludowicz Collection, Sarvisalo, Finland
North Carolina Museum, USA
Banco de España, Spain
Helga de Alvear Foundation, Cáceres, Spain.
Museo Municipal de Madrid, Spain
Fundación Formación-Empresa de Valencia, Spain
Caja Madrid, Spain
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Spain
Fundación General Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Embajada de España en Japón, Japan
Academia de España en Roma, Italy
Kunstdepot Göschenen, Switzerland
AÏSHTI Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

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  • SECUNDINO HERNÁNDEZ

    group show: “Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality”

    Victoria Miro Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    Curated by James Franco, Isaac Julien, Glenn Scott Wright
    08/06/2013 – 03/08/2013

     

  • SECUNDINO HERNÁNDEZ

    solo show

    Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
    26/04/2013 – 26/05/2013

  • SECUNDINO HERNÁNDEZ

    solo show: “Untitled”

    Galeria Mendes Wood, São Paulo, Brazil
    11/08/2012 – 25/08/2012

     

  • SECUNDINO HERNÁNDEZ

    group show: “European Fine Art”

    Kunsthalle Kempten, Germany
    06/10/2011 – 30/10/2011