José Hernandez

(Tangier 1944 - Malaga 2013)

José Hernandez alternated his studies in Tangier between the Spanish Institute and the French School and became interested in mathematics and sport and enjoyed long distance running. He drew relentlessly, mainly still life, but then started experimenting with a number of different oil and watercolour techniques before trying engraving in 1967.

He exhibited his first works at the Librairie des Colonnes in Tangier in 1962.
In 1964 he settled in Madrid but since 1980 he has divided his residence and studio between Madrid and Malaga. It was also in Madrid that he had his first solo exhibition in 1966 at Galería Edurne. Since that same year he has had numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Russia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico and North and South America...
His works are in numerous public collections and museums all over Europe and North and South America.

In 1967 he published his first etchings and lithographs and then produced many books in collaboration with writers and poets. Since 1974 he has collaborated in a number of theatrical projects as a stage and costume designer for both classic and contemporary plays.

He received the National Prize for Fine Arts in 1981. At present, he is an elected member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, he is also Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Isabel of Hungary in Seville and is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, Literature and Fine Arts of Paris.

Hernandez's works present a technical virtuosity difficult to equal. His blacks have so much detail that we realize the wealth and the uncountable shades that a grey scale can have. He excels in this discipline and his imagination, patience and passion know no limits.

The subject of some works can be a little unnerving, but they are so fascinating and have such a degree of detail that the viewer wants to get close up as if he wished to enter into the etching itself.

Prices from 150 € to 750 €.