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Virtual tour of "Perceptions in colors, lines and layers" paintings by Hernán Murno



Until you can visit us again at our Embassy, please enjoy this virtual tour of the exhibit  "Perceptions in colors, lines and layers" that we opened last March 5th.

Painting is so damn difficult…; when you think you’ve got it, you really haven’t” Paul Cezanne

Once, at a local art museum, I read this quote from Paul Cezanne who, by then, was already in his early sixties.  I am someone who started painting not so long ago, and that statement has had a great influence in the way I approach art-making.  Painting it is another way of expressing my feelings and emotions as music once was; a two dimensional way of depicting the world as I might see it at one particular moment.  But, above all, it is a never ending learning process that, through new ideas, styles and techniques, enriches the means and ways I have to express myself through art.

I am selfish, because I paint mainly for myself.  Nevertheless, it gives me immense pleasure when others are moved (however that might be) when they are exposed to my work.  It doesn't matter if they see what I see in it or not, as long as it touches them somehow.

Whether representational or totally abstract, what I paint is always based on something real; nature, a story I read, or a piece of music I heard.  Through all this, I hope that I will be successful in helping others see the world that way too.


Marsha Staiger

About the artist

Was born in Buenos Aires where he attended at the National Conservatory of Music In Buenos Aires.  He graduated with degrees piano, harpsichord and conducting and had a successful career.

Upon retiring, he decided to pursue painting, starting with watercolor and studied at the Alexandria Art League School.  In 2015, he became interested in abstraction and acrylics and since then has had an active career as an artist both here and in his native country.


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