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From the Heavenly Journey, 2008 Mixed Media 39.5" X 31.5" © LAH

83 Leonard Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
December 11th, 2015 - January 8th, 2016
Opening: December 11th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Only by appointment
painting, figurative, mixed-media



Salomon Arts Gallery proudly presents Nómada by Luis Alberto Hernández Opening reception- Friday December 11 - 6 – 9 pm
On view until January 8, 2016

Luis Alberto Hernández (b. 1950, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela) has studied in depth sacred traditions such as occult philosophy, spiritual legacies, initiatory experiences, and alchemy, Divine symbols that have given great spiritual insight throughout his artistic reflection.

Hernández's artistic idea enters different modes of religious expression, to end in a metaphor of the sacred that he has agreed to be defined as a Poetry of the Sacred. His creations are far from classical conceptions. They are linked to the valuation of religious emotion in closer proximity to an original vision of the world as sacred revelation, experienced as a mystery and never as knowledge. "Poetry of the Sacred", "Ceremonial", "Epiphanies" "Sacred scriptures", "Ritual Scriptures", "Enchantment", "Devotion", "Theophanies", "Offerings", "Spirit and Memory" are some titles of exhibition projects since 1989 identify the artist's intention to build a connection metaphorically sacred.

Hernández relationship with the transcendent denies any fidelity to a specific tradition or a particular doctrine and instead conceived as a culturally diverse and complex configuration. His artwork, expressed through paintings, assemblages, installations and books-objects is the declaration of a personal poetic spirituality is anchored in a universal sense. Signs and symbols from diverse cultures including Arab, Hispanic, Christian, Jewish, or from alchemy, magic, esoteric tradition or popular religion are combined into a "syntax" that calls for unity essential, evoking the whole idea of the notion of the sacred.

Some of his most important solo exhibits includes The Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (1996); Konstanz University in Germany (1997); Wissenschaftszentrum in Bonn, Germany (1997); Centre Civic Pati Llimona in Barcelona, Spain (1999); Centre Culturel Jacques Brel in Thionville, France (2000); the Haus Völker und Kulturen Museum in Bonn, Germany (2000); at the Museum of Art of Gerona in Spain (2001); at the UNESCO in Paris, France (2002); the intervention of the Crypt of the Santa Eugenia Church, during the XIV Festival of Biarritz in France (2005); and the Cloitre des Billettes, Paris in France (2009).

Forthcoming exhibitions: Spectrum Art Fair simultaneously with Art Basel Miami, FL, December 2015. Art Palm Beach, Miami FL, January 2016. Cluny Museum, Bourgogne, France 2016.

Mr. Hernandez works in France, Germany and Venezuela.

CONTACT: Rodrigo Salomon TEL: 212-9661997 - *Catalogues will be available 

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