Playonwordsians: 2016 is off to a banging start. Our January 6 show at Cafe Stritch was a rousing success–and don’t worry, we do have footage coming!
In the meantime, we wanted to share the work of international artists that inspire us. Lorenzo Hernandez is an accomplished professional photographer whose work has taken him around the world, from Barcelona to New York to London. In case we have any fans abroad–or in case any of you fabulous writers and artists have plans to be in London this month–we’d like to share some information about his latest art opening, Art On the Move (Arte en movimiento).
In Art On The Move (Arte en movimiento) Hernandez captures the pivotal moment the Spanish art scene in London is currently going through, as well-established artists are being joined by a great number of newcomers seeking to progress in their respective careers and contribute to the cultural melting pot that defines this city.
Thanks to an event organised by the Spanish Embassy in October 2014, Hernandez had the opportunity to meet a wide variety of professionals of great talent, share experiences and talk about their respective projects. It was then when he realized that the contribution that the Spanish talents are making to London’s multicultural mosaic had to be reflected in an exhibition and a book of black and white portraits, conceived as a time capsule for future generations.
During nine months Hernandez moved around London, portraying fifty Spanish artists in their work environment and, camera in hand, inviting them to talk about their particular vision of this city. All these conversations and images are gathered in the book Arte en movimiento, which was launched this month in London.
As a complement to this exhibition, there will be a debate between the photographer and some of the artists that have participated in this project at the 12-Star Gallery on 23rd February at 6pm.
Lorenzo Hernandez started his career at the age of thirteen and has lived and worked in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Paris and Milan, among other places. After having lived in London in the 1980s, he returned to this city in 2013. His most recent projects are the books LONDONvista and Manifashion, published by Aurora Boreal®. He is currently working on a book of portraits of Latin American writers.