Yasmin Hernandez Art
Lolita Cacica, (Lolita Lebrón)
Remix of Pesar y Orgullo de la revolucionaria, 2004
Enhanced print, acrylic and ink on black cardstock
7x5 inches (Artwork)
Includes black mat (fits into an 8x10 inch frame)
This print has been enhanced/ hand painted to take on colors as close to the original work as possible (as seen in the photos). In this remix, white ink is used to create a design inspired by our indigenous ancestors. This painting is a reflection on the struggle and fate of women revolutionaries.
Working on black backgrounds is something I began in 2009 in honor of Vieques’ bioluminescent bay and that took on new meaning after living through Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their dark aftermath.
I am primarily a painter who works on canvas and fabric. Working with mixed-media has also been part of my tradition where I layer painting with collage and text to build complex narratives. Remixes are what I call small, unique artworks that I create by collaging print elements of my previous paintings with new images, designs, text, etc. Versus buying a simple digital print reproduction, remixes are an opportunity to collect a favorite image as a reworked, small-scale, more affordable original. I normally do not sell my original paintings, so like my brother who I watched experiment with different break beat samples on turntables, I like exploring this practice of messing around with previous images, incorporating influences from my more recent work and experimenting with other media, messages and imagery. Remixes are priced not necessarily by size, but by the amount of work and detail I incorporated in each. The higher the price, the more elaborate the remix.
All images featured on this shop are original artwork by Yasmin Hernandez Art.
Yasmin Hernandez is a Brooklyn-born and raised artist who rematriated to her ancestral homeland of Borikén in 2014, where she is still based.