"Maria Luisa Hernandez's painting shows us the edge of light. That precise moment in which landscapes empty out to be filled with the weave of our emotions. To study her paintings is to study oneself, to painstakingly try and preserve what we have seen, felt, experienced, lived; the landscape that remains with and lives on in us. In this way, her work seems to paint the trace of our gaze: the remnants of the mountain, the wave or the sky as they melt away to become part of the dream. The painting before us shows us its colours, colours of something concrete, tangible: a beach or a cliff that exists but are now just a glint in our eye. Looking at her paintings is like seeing the solitude within our own eyes. Maria Luisa Hernandez's work shows us the world when all that remains is light. It tells us that landscapes are merely light and our gaze is now the embodiment of shining solitude. It tells us that looking is always seeing the solitude that shines in our eyes."

 

Raúl Zurita

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2021 / CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY, LONDON

2020 / CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY, LONDON
2019 / CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY, LONDON
2019 / HG CONTEMPORARY, NEW YORK
2018 / CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY, LONDON
2016 / HG CONTEMPORARY, NEW YORK
2016 / CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY, LONDON
2014 / CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY, LONDON
2012 / CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY, LONDON
2011 / CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY, LONDON
2010 / CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY, LONDON
2011 / THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS, LONDON
2010 / CRICKET FINE ART, CHELSEA
2010 20/21  / BRITISH ART FAIR
2009 / THE FUTURE GALLERY, THE OBSERVER & LE COURVOISIER
2008 / THE OSBORNE STUDIO GALLERY, BELGRAVIA
2008 / THE THOMPSONʼS GALLERY, MARYLEBONE
2007 / THE CHELSEA ART GALLERY, CHELSEA
2007 / LONDON ART FAIR, ISLINGTON
2006 / ART LONDON, CHELSEA
2005 / ART IRELAND, DUBLIM
2004 / EDSVIK GALLERY, STOCKHOLM
2003 / CORPORACION CULTURAL DE LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO
2001 / GALERIA PATRICIA READY, SANTIAGO
2000 / VASBY KONSTHALL GALLERY, STOCKHOLM
1999 / ACEAʼS FEDERATION, BARCELONA
1998 / WORLD TRADE CENTER, SANTIAGO
1998 / LE PALAIS DES ROIS DE MAJORQUE, PERPIGNAN
1997 / HILTON HOTEL, NEW YORK