From Science to Art with Dioblan Hernandez

Spiritual diffraction by Dioblan Hernandez Torres

Regina Cano

HAVANA TIMES – The heading of this article isn’t the most original, but it does synthesize the transition from one to the other for Dioblan Hernandez Torres, Mechanical Engineer.

Ojos del Alma” is an exhibition that was recently taken down at the Fajad Jamos Art Gallery in Alamar, and now part of it just opened on Saturday at the Frida Kahlo Gallery, in Central Havana’s Cultural Center located on Carlos III Avenue. It will be there until March 9th.

El Sanador by Dioblan Hernandez Torres

From discovering images in different research results, the passion for his job which is also based on pure science and the result of treatments for his health too, it became a pressing need for this creator to express his impressions and thoughts about the universe we live in on different materials, thereby creating his art.

On canvas, cardboard, pottery and many other base materials, Dioblan’s paintings blossom in color and different materials, creating his message, from the slight relief that a 2-D work of art allows.

The Eurasian Big Bang by Dioblan Hernandez Torres

This artist communicates and infuses us with constant discovery, piece after piece, sometimes in just greys and blacks, but especially in warm colors that the sun allows us to enjoy so intensely in the tropics, like the combination of (curved and straight) lines on the material, geometric shapes (circles, squares, triangles), and color as the border between his intentions.

Shapes and colors combined and in close contact, allow us to recognize a nomenclature such as naive art, primitivism, expressionism, visible languages that he didn’t define for his work, that’s to say, it wasn’t the artist’s intention.

The particle of God by Dioblan Hernandez Torres

For some viewers, the interpretations are dissimilar, like what happens with every work of art and some identify with it in one way, while they decipher the world from a physical, spiritual and mystic plane, using energy, reason or philosophy, understanding their own path.

This discovery of each and every viewer, as an individual, is what makes people identify with his work. It also gives the artist new points of view, when it comes to new clarifications and visions which he might not have expected, who claims he doesn’t have any direct or conscious influence from other artists, as he doesn’t research paintings and/or art.

Thus, Dioblan shows us how science (pure or not) can be restructured, giving a new result that is removed from science itself. And, how this result speaks to the so-called spirit in another useful contribution to humanity.

Regina Cano

Regina Cano: I have lived my entire life in Havana, Cuba – the island from which I’ve still never left, and which I love. I was born on September 9, and my parents chose my name out of superstition, but my mother raised me outside the religion professed by her family. I studied accounting and finance at the University of Havana, a profession that I’m not engaged in for the time being, and that I substituted for doing crafts, some ceramics, and studying a little English and about painting. Ah! – concerning my picture: I identify with Rastafarian principles, but I am not one of them. I wear this cap from time to time, but I assure you I just didn't have a better picture.

One thought on “From Science to Art with Dioblan Hernandez

  • February 20, 2019 at 7:06 am
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    Hi Regina. I like your art work, colors, nature of explosion in them, bit of science , fauna , flora, human consciousness. Wrote in English since my Spanish is not too good . Like you short note of yourself, very authentic. Regards from Warsaw Polonia

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