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Artist Spotlight: Jesús Hdez-Güero

Posted on October - 28 - 2015

In the Latin American art industry, endless talent is just waiting to be discovered. The problem? Not every artist gets the chance to showcase their amazing work and rising ambitions. That’s where Scoop Art comes in.

In today’s world, it’s easy to find whatever and whoever you want online, however it’s just that easy for an artist to get lost in the immense (and often overwhelming) sea of information that is the internet. Scoop Art takes the work out of your hands and singles out today’s most talented Latin American artists like Jesús Hdez-Güero. You’re welcome.

Start out by exploring some of his work here. The accomplished artist was born in Havana in 1983, where he studied both at the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts and at the High Institute of Art (ISA). Through his studies he became interested in diverse forms of art such as photography, video, drawing and installations and has exhibited his work all over the world.

Jesús Hdez-Güero says: “I am interested in the capacity of art to utilize and reorganize existing social forms and cultural models that can be updated infinitely. I intend that my work has a double impact and validity…”. A good example of this is his exhibition titled Las Armas No Matan (or “Weapons Don’t Kill”), an installation from 2013 made with gunpowder, 9mm caps and shotgun cartridges. The artist intended for this installation to demonstrate that violence is a frame of mind and a social attitude.

las-armas-no-matan.jpegPhoto: Jesús Hdez-Güero

His series Calados Capitales en Lugares de Paso Cuba (here) reminded us of Mauricio Esquivel’s Displacement Line series (here). Both artists have utilized a monetary symbol and transformed it into a conversation about the histories and meanings of certain countries. What other similarities can you find?

The artist currently resides in Cuba and Venezuela. 

By: Daniela Serra

calados-capitales-en-lugares-de-paso-serie-1-cuba-50-cuc-37521-std.jpgJesús Hdez-Güero “50 CUC (Serie Calados Capitales en Lugares de Paso Cuba)”