Diango Hernández at FL GALLERY by Maria Chiara Valacchi for ARTFORUM FL GALLERY (FEDERICO LUGER) viale Sabotino, 22 January 4–March 11
The artist utilizes thin, fragile iron rods to faithfully delineate the tornadoes’ trajectories. The work looks like seven distinct characters, cryptic and irregular, suspended in the purity of a perfect white cube; for the first time, his artwork—Hurricanes, 2016—abandons the two-dimensional canvas or photographic support in favor of open space. Hernández thus coins a new language, one whispered but charged with echoes of the past. The viewer moves through a symbolic wind chamber, now devoid of violence; these signs chronicle the energy and impetus of a natural phenomenon, while also conjuring them, as if they are surviving skeletons, to the present.
Translated from Italian by Marguerite Shore.
courtesy of ARTFORUM