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1000 Hues Revisited, paintings by Hernán Murno

Post date: 04/01/2024

"1000 Hues Revisited", paintings by Hernán Murno.

The natural beauty of Argentina and ever-changing scenes, both in urban and rural areas, inspired Hernán Murno to create this series of paintings. The artworks aren't intended to be precise replicas of what he has seen. Instead, he prioritize colors, textures, shapes, and reflections over achieving a hyper-realistic portrayal of the subject.

All of the works are painted with acrylic, ink and other mediums.. In addition, some are designed using available digital tools, but still painted with the materials mentioned above. In the latter, he digitally superimposed one or more images of the same subject to create a new perception of distance. Unlike the flatness of the shapes in earlier pieces, these digital interpretations give the illusion of transparent layers, transforming solid subjects into translucent forms with varying perspectives.

About the artist

Born in Buenos Aires attended the National Conservatory of Music In Buenos Aires graduating with degrees piano, harpsichord and conducting. In the US since 1981 he obtained a Doctorate Degree in music composition at Ball State University. Upon retiring, and after a few years of classes in different painting mediums he became interested in abstraction and developed his approach as described in his artist statement. He has shown in many galleries in the DC Area and beyond. Solo shows: 2019 1st Stage Theater Gallery, VA , 2020 Argentine Embassy, DC, 2022, Strong Collection, DC; Gallery Underground, Arlington VA; Art Space, Richmond VA. Second solo programmed at the Argentine Embassy for Jan 2024. He has received several awards at shows organized at some of the above mentioned institutions. Accepted by jury is member of Potomac Valley Watercolorists 2015, Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association 2020 and Touchstone Gallery in 2023.


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