Juan Hernández Díaz
Here We Are
Soil screenprint and embossment on cotton paper

Here We Are is a print made of soil that uses language and material to explore issues of belonging, land claim, and identity. This work employs the use of pressure on printmaking techniques as a metaphor for the stress that governments and economic markets execute over the land and its inhabitants.

JUAN HERNÁNDEZ DÍAZ transforms found objects to contradict their conventional function and create contradictory and unfamiliar images. Through sculpture, installation, drawing, and writing, he invites the viewer to get into the room of his imagination and experience an unusual internal logic that presents tensions between the ordinary and the strange.