Description of Work:
This body of work is a combination of pieces from multiple gallery shows between 2014-2019 exploring Hernandez’s Land of Thunderbirds mythology.
The Land of Thunderbirds is a dream-like and distant post apocalyptic future where magic and spirituality are as real as the crumbling ruins they inhabit. This work can be described as modern hieroglyphics, or the result of handing a dozen Aztec warriors spray cans and turning them loose in the neighborhood. This work draws equal influence from graffiti as well as indigenous folk art, in particular the glyphs and carvings of the Maya and Aztec cultures, to create work that is energetic, bright and powerful and all about independence, transformation, and growth.
Best Artist: Adam Hernandez, Columbus Alive, March 2019
934 journeys to Hernandez’s ‘Land of Thunderbirds’, Columbus Alive, July 2016
Thunderbirds Rise Upon Emblazoned Wings at the 934 Gallery, Now It's Dark, July 2016
Taking Flight: An Exploration of Art and Fashion, Reviews937, July 2016
Return Of Thunderbird, Columbus Alive, August 2015
Young Artist Adam Hernandez Is Ready, Columbus Alive, February 2014
About the Artist:
Adam Hernandez is a Columbus, Ohio based mural artist who has proven himself in the realm of public art. He has worked with international organizations, such as Upfest, to create custom murals that are both vibrant and engaging. The Upfest Godmask Mural is a piece that was created as part of Europe's largest international mural festival. Adam's commissions are not limited to the festival scene, however. As a local artist, he has created numerous public art installations that have transformed the streets of American cities such as Columbus, Ohio, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and Nashville, Tennessee. Adam’s work as a street artist has garnered him a reputation as a talented muralist. Whether Adam is working on a large-scale mural or a small-scale commission, Adam's attention to detail and passion for his craft shines through in every project he undertakes.
In short, Adam Hernandez is a midwest based mural artist who is making waves in the world of public art. His ability to work with international organizations and create stunning murals in the festival setting is a testament to his talent and dedication. Whether you are looking for a custom mural or a public art installation, Adam is the artist to call.