Anche di Notte

2022

P420, Bologna, Italy
Anche di notte (Also at night) is conformed by pieces created during a long stay in Bologna, stimulated by the history and atmosphere of the city with particular reference to the collection of the Museo Civico Medievale, a place of great appeal for the artist.

Anche di notte is an exhibition that is intimate, luminous and nocturnal at the same time. The space of the gallery is filled by the silent world created by Hernández, whose stylized images delicately pervade the gaze of the visitor, who is immersed in a new dimension rich in imaginaries and symbols.

The first room contains one single painting that gives the exhibition its title, and a trompe-l’oeil wall painting recreating one of Bologna’s famous porticos in dialogue with a brass work portraying a bat, an animal that always suggests the nocturnal side of the world.

The second part of the show is composed of an installation of large works made with hand-hammered brass, whose figures and motifs are traced with soft lines, while the vibrant color of the brass adds luminosity and warmth: the golden background creates a devotional atmosphere that brings out the intimacy of the subjects. The result is a narrative path that wavers between references from a medieval universe and an intriguing setting suspended between dream and reality.