The new works are rooted in the artist's reflections on ancestry, identity, and migration.
The artist cites the textures, sounds, and traditions of his native Sierra Juarez as the foundations of his practice. He states embracing symbols and interpreting sounds into movement consciously while he works. His art practice is grounded in a ritualistic process in many ways. From his handmade art paper using centuries-old tradition to his delicate and deliberate lines of Zapotec Glyphs, and figures.
His accuracy in shaping the intricate lines demonstrates his mastery of the engraving techniques. In presenting an array of mesmerizing labyrinths, the artist displays his expertise in executing ingenious illusory effects.
Noel Vargas Hernández is an Oaxacan artist of Zapotec origins. His prints are part of many prestigious collections internationally including LACMA, Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and El Museo de la Ciudad de México.
A Random Path is on view from August 27th - October 11th at Humans Of The Earth Gallery's Virtual Viewing Room https://www.hoteart.com/viewing