Melissa Hernandez, Artist-Philosopher, Visual Writer, and Designer
I am an indirect functional, Artist-Philosopher, Visual Writer and Designer creating a fictitious world to advocate secular virtues, thus revealing simple truths. I aim to provoke thought, curiosity, and inquisitiveness through constructing allegorical depictions. I am interested in intricate and subtle details, as I take pleasure in creating a stylized form of symbolist art.
I rework and implement new concepts by combining figurative or representational imagery, varying line-weight and quality to imply space and movement, overlapping and superimposed imagery, applying harmonious and/or contrasting colors, and using organic and geometric shapes. I greatly enjoy conjuring up the illusion of space by utilizing abstraction and perspective drawing techniques. The framework of each composition is a derivative of interconnected ideas that I express allegorically with originality and socio-cultural influences. I focus on ethics, harmony, and nature and utilize a push and pull technique.
My vocation is to create aesthetically pleasing and intellectual works of art and support services that positively impact humanity.
EXHIBITIONS: 2022 • FEMINA ONLINE GROUP EXHIBITION 2021 • THE LAKELAND ART GUILD'S 49TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION 2018 • ART FROM OUR EARTH, THE SEA AND THE SKY 2011 • ANNUAL JURIED FAU STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Growth Mindset (Illustration), is published in The Book of Art: Femina publication and was showcased in Femina international online group exhibition by Gallerium. The exhibition opened on the evening of International Women's Day, March 08, 2022, and continued for one month until April 08, 2022.
2021•THE LAKELAND ART GUILD'S 49TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION
The Lakeland Art Guild's 49th Annual Melvin Gallery Art Exhibition was an online show running from May 3, 2021 through June 7, 2021.