Inti Hernandez (1976)
Santa Clara, Cuba.
The work of Inti Hernandez is embedded in the philosophy wherein life is defined as a perpetual flow of energy. In his view the question is “what could I contribute to this flow of life that is still missed? Inti believes that by finding answer to this question your ideas will be always welcome and joined by the interest and the complicity of others.
Inti sees art as a medium to create conversation and dialogue. The very nature of his work embodies a collaborative aspect. He explores meanings and triggers reflection through his artistic process and through the interaction with those who engage with his work. The more ideas deserve to be somebody else’s subject, the more energy they gather and the more they connect to something fundamental. When ideas are able to create conversations they become something that is undeniable.
Architecture and Industrial design are both disciplines very much interconnected with daily life. In his work Inti plays with their language and with their multidisciplinary habits. By doing so Inti insures to enable a special flavor of common sense in his results. This way of thinking the process allows Inti to get a vital impute out of the dialogue with people, their dreams, ideas, necessities, priorities and their way to think opportunities. Inti sees art as an established institution capable to create business cases and showcases for many other interests to participate, to support and be supported and to get a benefit out of it.
Hernandez’s work is expressed in drawings, sculptures, photos, videos, installations, work in public spaces and the design and elaboration/construction of objects and structures with a symbolic meaning as well as a value and use in daily life.
Inti Hernandez is a self-employed artist. His main focus is building his artistic practice and developing his work. His income from the sale of art is supplemented with his engagement in the art field by giving guest lectures, workshops and teaching in academies, international residency programs and other cultural institutions.