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ricardo santos hernández

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20131107025254-soy_chivo
El Chivo, October 2013 Oil Paint on Canvas 44 X 50 Inches © ricardo santos hernandez
Macho_man
Macho man arrived, 2006 Oil, Collage on Canvas 48 X 56 Inches © image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
20131107024235-i_am_a_ram
I am a ram, September 2013 Oil Paint, Mix-media on Stonehenge Paper 65 X 44 Inches © ricardo santos hernandez
20131107024023-i_am_a_ram_3
I am a am #3, September 2013 Oil Paint, Mix-media on Stonehenge Paper 65 X 44 Inches © ricardo santos hernandez
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I am a ram #2, September 2013 Oil Paint, Mix-media on Stonehenge Paper 65 X 44 Inches © ricardo santos hernandez
Industrial_umbilical_chord
Industrial Umbilical Chord, 2009 Oil Paint, Collage on Canvas 40 in X45 in © reserved to ricardo santos hernández
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Bombs over Baghdad, 2009 120 X 90 Inches © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
Flete_1-2
Flete #1/Freight number one, 2009 Oil Paint and Graphite on Canvas 72 X 60 Inches © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
You_have_created
You have created this world to your image, 2009 Oil on Canvas 12 X 14 Inches © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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It does not have a soul, 2010 Drawing and Painting Installation 4 X 8 Feet © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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Minute Man, 2010 Drawing and Painting Installation 4 X 8 Feet © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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Minute Man #2, 2010 Graphite 4 X 8 Feet © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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Casador-Hunter, 2010 Drawing Collage on Strathmore Paper 4 X 8 Feet © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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You have created this world to your image, 2010 Graphite on Strathmore Paper 4 X 8 Feet © Image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Casador-Hunter #2, 2010 Drawing and Painting Installation 4 X 8 Feet © image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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Thinking about Tetabiate, a Yaqui warrior, 2008 Oil Painting Installation 90 X 80 Inches © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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Flor sylvestre, 2009 Oil Paint and Graphite on Canvas 60 X 50 Inches © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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Self portrait in the Back of the Yards, 2009 Oil Paint and Graphite on Canvas 60 X 50 Inches © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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Entregando Corazones, 2006 Oil Paint and Graphite on Canvas 60 X 50 Inches © Image is the property of rRcardo Santos Hernández
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Self portrait and La Lupita, 2008 Oil Paint on Canvas 50 X 60 Inches © image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Hombre de plástico, 2006 50 X 60 Inches
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Busto de plástico, 2008 Oil Paint on Canvas 30 X 40 Inches © Image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Corazones, 2006 Oil, Collage on Canvas 30 X 40 Inches © Image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
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El hombre y su espíritu, 2006 Oil, Collage on Canvas 50 X 60 Inches © Image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Has creado este mundo a tu imágen, 2006 Oil, Collage on Canvas 30 X 40 Inches © Image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
Enchufado
Enchufado, 2008 Oil, Collage on Canvas 30 X 60 Inches © Image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Minuteman, hunter, 2010 Drawing Installation 8 Ft X 4 Ft © Image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Caminante-Walker, 2010 Drawing 8 Ft X 4 Ft © Image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Caminante-Walker across the desert, 2010 Drawing 8 Ft X 4 Ft © Image is the property of Ricardo Santos Hernández
20101030101743-ricardomural029
Mural: The Children of Quetzacoátl, 2009 Acrylic, Collage on Canvas Panel #1 8 X 12 Feet © Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Mural: Children of Quetzacoátl, 2009 Acrylic, Collage on Canvas 8 X 12 Feet, Detail © Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Mural: Children of Quetzacoátl, 2009 Acrylic, Collage on Canvas 8 X 12 Feet, Detail © Ricardo Santos Hernández
20101030103925-ricardomural013
Mural: The Children of Quetzacoátl, Panel #2, 2009 Acrylic, Collage on Canvas 8 X 12 Feet © Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Mural: The Children of Quetzacoátl, Panel #2, 2009 Acrylic, Collage on Canvas 8 X 12 Feet, Detail © Ricardo Santos Hernández
20101030105129-ricardomural017
Mural: The Children of Quetzacoátl, Panel #2, 2009 Acrylic, Collage on Canvas 8 X 12 Feet, Detail © Ricardo Santos Hernández
20101030105840-ricardomural016
Mural: The Children of Quetzacoátl, Panel #2, 2009 Acrylic, Collage on Canvas 8 X 12 Feet, Detail © Ricardo Santos Hernández
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Mural: The Children of Quetzacoátl, 2009 Acrylic, Collage on Canvas 8 X 12 Feet Each Panel © Ricardo Santos Hernández
20110327104146-heroes_del_big_screen
Los heroes del big screen , September 2010 Oil, Mix Media on Canvas 72 X 60 Inches © Rights reserved to Ricardo Santos Hernández
20130125181027-venado
Cuevas de Peña Blanca Flashback, September 2012 Oil Paint on Masonite 12X14 Inches © ricardo santos hernández
20130125184121-cristo_on_lake_michigan
Cristo on Lake Michigan, September 2012 Oil Paint on Canvas 12X14 Inches © ricardo santos hernández
20130125224546-susten_artificial
I need to hide my identity in the desert, 2012 Graphite on Stonehenge Paper 35X45 Inches © ricardo santos hernandez
20130125224912-san_francisco
Sickness and reflection, a self portrait, 2011 Oil Paint, Aerosol on Canvas 6X5 Feet © ricardo santos hernandez
20130126210821-nuclear_man
Nuclear man, 2011 Oil Paint Mixed-media on Canvas 5X6 Feet © ricardo santos hernández
20130126211248-nural_at_hedges
We are not from outer space, 2012 Oil Paint Mixed-media on Canvas 120X72 © ricardo santos hernández
20130210002346-cuevas_de_pena_blanca_flashback
Cuevas de Pena Blanca Flashback, 1/2013 Oil Paint on Canvas 4X5 Feet © ricardo santos hernandez
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La Libre, a self portrait, 4/12 Graphite on Stonehenge 4X3 Feet © ricardo santos hernandez
20130210003254-pasando_knowledge
Pasando knowledge, 1/13 Graphite, Mixed-media on Stonehenge 4X3 Feet © ricardo santos hernandez
20130210004102-wilu
Wilu, 1/13 Oil Paint on Canvas 5X6 Feet © ricardo santos hernandez
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Chicago Streets and Sanitation, 2006 Oil Paint on Canvas 36 X 46 Inches © ricardo santos hernandez
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Untitled, 2006 Oil Paint Pin Canvas 44 X 50 Inches © ricardo santos hernandez
20140726155754-i_am_a_ram_
I am a ram, April 2014 Oil on Canvass 50X60 Inches © Ricardo Santos Hernandez
20150520015153-adentro_exhibition_invite
More than 33 and 1/3, 2015 Oil, Acrylic, Aerosol on Canvas 60 X 72 Inches © Ricardo Santos Hernábndez
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
nogales, arizona
Birth year
1957
Lives in
chicago
Works in
chicago
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996, MFA in painting and drawing
Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, 2000, Master in Elementary Education
Arizona St, 1980, Bachelor in Art Education
Tags
painting and drawing-education-mixed-media installation, figurative, installation, landscape, surrealism
Statement

 

Ricardo Santos Hernández

My paintings and drawing currently draw inspiration from the industrial setting and location of my studio in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.

 

The old factory buildings where my work space is housed was constructed in the late 1800’s and was the hub of the manufacturing activity vividly described in the book The Jungle by Upton Sinclair written in 1905.  My studio is located in the remnants of that industrial period and its industrial history is richly evident in my work.  Many occurring themes in this genre of work that I am presently producing focus on themes related to man, industrialism, and nature.

 

The idea of need to produce and consume plays a vivid role in my work.  The harvest of industrialism, materialism with endless consumption sees the distant light of destruction in mankind according to my images.  Industrialism and destruction versus the idea of living harmoniously with nature is not evident in my work.

 

War and invasion are images that evolve from my industrial pictorial narratives.  The need to create and produce armament I argue is an extension of the endless need to consume and destroy.

 

My Casador series alludes to the idea that man still has the innate instinct to hunt, kill, and to manifest its dominion over nature.  In this early stage of the new millennium, the hunter, el casador has become, in  my visual interpretations but a mere manager of the few remaining wildlife that has endured the complete dominance of the natural landscape by man.  My work theorizes that shortly all the wild animals of the earth will go into hiding and man will have no options but to turn on him self.

 

Ricardo Santos Hernández