Elias Hernandez

Region: Pacific Coast

Reality and the anthropomorphic are the soul derivations of my character-building universes, which tie lifelike experiences through alternating and world-making concepts. These concepts often emerge from dreams, memory, and childhood nostalgia. Along with these structures of coexistence and dreaming, my figures mold into their worlds from my interests in life. I also introduce earlier influences like cartoons to cross-reference my life and show how dementing a figure can be to bring a sense of reality and anthropomorphism that sparks my curiosity in painting. I take inspiration from Philip Guston, Peter Saul, and Giorgio de Chirico through color, simplicity, and figure-building.