Guadalupe Hernandez

Region: West

 Painting is the medium through which I forge a connection with my cultural identity, drawing inspiration from its vibrant history, cultural traditions, and the unyielding spirit of its people. Painting serves as a vehicle to explore themes of labor, family, and the collective immigrant experience. Approaching my subjects with a sense of tenderness, intimacy, and reverence, I strive to illuminate the inherent humanity within each individual. Through this lens, I invite viewers to immerse themselves in the figurative narratives that resonate with their own stories and challenges. My choice of subject matter arises from a deep sense of admiration and gratitude for the sacrificial love of my parents. With expressive brushstrokes, I seek to capture the essence of individuals who have tirelessly toiled, aspiring to forge a better future for themselves and their loved ones. Family stands as a wellspring of inspiration, symbolizing the resilience and unity that binds us together. Ultimately, my work is a joyous celebration of our shared cultural heritage, forging connections through shared stories and contemplation of the complexities of our identities.