Superb Painters: HERNÁN ARDILA

Anyone who follows this journal has noticed that posts have been rare lately. My recent studio schedule has made it hard to find time for other projects. So this summer I will post a series of features that focus on excellent, but somewhat lesser known painters who I think everyone should know. Here is the first Superb Painter:

Born in 1964 in Colombia, Hernán Ardilo lives and works in Barcelona. His work combines a distinctive color sense with an adept sensitivity to materials to create highly charged dynamic configurations. In the past few years, he has expanded his scope from self-contained oil paintings to wonderful installations of diverse but related objects that activate the space with color and rhythm.

Images from the artist's website.