Diango Hernández, born 1970 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, lives and works in Düsseldorf and Havanna.

Diango Hernández studied from 1989 to 1994 at the Havanna Superior Institute of Design. After a brief career in an architectural firm, the economic shortage led to the founding of the artistic duo Ordo Amoris Cabinet, which collected everyday objects in order to upcycle them out of various parts and finally bring them to new uses. Since 2003 Hernández works as an artist in Düsseldorf.

The conceptual art of Diango Hernández is always easy, humorous and often suggestive in its narrative style. Light and space, distance and emptiness, the bright wave pattern found as a recurring motif and the colors of the Caribbean create a serene and almost fleeting atmosphere. The motifs which Hernández uses function as ciphers of deeper levels of meaning, which can only be decoded by incorporating historical facts and private memories. At that the works always move around the term “home” as a place and a feeling. Art becomes the vehicle of emotions in view of these memories and the bridge between the places.

 

Diango Hernández, Amor Amor, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2017Diango Hernández, Amor Amor<br>installation view, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2017Diango Hernández, Dos naranjas y un platano, 2017<br>powder coated aluminum, fruit, 125 x 25 x 25 cm, Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Piña, 2017<br>powder coated aluminum, fruit, 61 x 56 x 56 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Limón y platano, 2017<br>powder coated aluminum, fruit, 152 x 46,5 x 25 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Vertical sunset, 2017<br>cast bronze, 91 x 42 x 2 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Amor Amor, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2017Diango Hernández, Las Paredes del Mar, 2016<br>Acrylic on canvas, 300 x 200 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Las Paredes del Mar, 2016<br>Acrylic on canvas, 300 x 200 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Tulipán exitado, 1996<br>Ink on paper, 41,5 x 29 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Amor Amor, installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2017Diango Hernández, Amor / Amor / Besos / Besos, 2017<br>lacquer on metal oxygen bottles, 4 single works<br>each 15 x 65 x 16 cm, Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, El sol allá en el mar, 2016<br>oil on canvas, ribbon around, 60 x 50 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, En las profundidades, 2017<br>Oil on canvas, shadow gap, 52 x 49 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Añejo 70 años, 2017<br>glass bottle, 31 x Ø 7 cm, installation view<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, Düsseldorf
Diango Hernández, Amor Amor<br>installation view VAN HORN, Düsseldorf 2017Diango Hernández, Los limones unidos vencerán, 2017<br>14 lemons cast bronze, lacquer on wooden plinth, total 90 x 60 x 60 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Dos platanos abrazados, 2017<br>2 bananas cast bronze, lacquer on wooden plinth<br>total 90 x 30 x 30 cm, Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfDiango Hernández, Dos platanos abrazados, 2017<br>2 bananas cast bronze, lacquer on wooden plinth<br> 90 x 30 x 30 cm, installation view, Courtesy VAN HORNDiango Hernández, Juana tu primer nombre, 2016<br>oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, Düsseldorf