ALEX HANK

Mexico City, MX, 1973

Alex Hank stems from several notions regarding the widespread uses of imagery, including the artist’s interest in portraiture, popular culture, social media, pornography and self-representation. The synthesis of his investigation is expressed both conceptually and formally in the form of a series of embroideries, solid crystal objects, and neon works, all subjects of this exhibition.

Portraiture has been a seminal genre throughout Hank’s career, and much of his early production is related to the depiction of individuals. Representing the sitter in various forms, his direct approach to portraiture peaked with the series Roommates (2009-2012.) Up to and including that series Hank had followed the straightforward process of identifying the sitter, photographing it, and transferring the image to canvas. The result was a series of powerfully expressive, painterly large-scale portraits of friends, celebrities and other subjects.

EDUCATION

1992 Parsons School of Design, Paris

1993 Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

1994 Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

 

SOLO SHOWS

2012

Center 548, New York, USA

2007

Galería Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico

Groeflin Maas Gallerie, Basel, Switzerland

2006

Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico

2004

Groeflin Maas Gallerie, Basel, Switzerland

2003

Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, USA

Casa Lam, Mexico City, Mexico

2002

Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico

Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2001

Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, USA

Salón de Arte Bancomer, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, Mérida, Mexico

Galería Emma Molina, Monterrey, Mexico

2000

Galería Oscar Román, Mexico City, Mexico

1999

Ezequiel Farca Showroom, Mexico City, Mexico

 

COLLECTIVE SHOWS

Galería Daniel Abate, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ivoire Restaurant, Mexico City, Mexico

Pinacoteca Diego Rivera,  Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

Lomas Country Club, Mexico City, Mexico

Biennale Internazionale Dell' Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

Galería Oscar Román, Mexico City, Mexico

Atrium School, Mexico City, Mexico

Galería Oscar Román, Mexico City, Mexico

Jesus Valencia Foundation, Guadalajara, Mexico

The Childrens Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

Galería Emma Molina, Monterrey, Mexico

Salón de Arte Bancomer, Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Nacional del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

Emporio Armani Opening, Mexico City, Mexico

Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, USA