Yasmin Hernandez Art
"La Transmutación del Alma" Remix, 2019
Collaged print, metallic paint, ink on black mat board
5 x 7 (Fits into 5 x 7 frame)
Remix of my 2016 artwork "La Transmutación del Alma" featuring my hero Pedro Albizu Campos and Laura Meneses. Known as the father of Puerto Rican Nationalism, Albizu met his love, Laura, at Harvard University where the two studied. She was from Peru. This image is a digital montage of the two juxtaposed with images of their family, a red and blue nebula and excerpts of his 1936 letters to his daughters from la Princesa Prison where he was being held as a political prisoner. The title comes from a quote in one of the letters:
Que misterio encierra el agua que Dios la escogió como elemento para la transmutación del alma?
(What mystery does water hold that God would choose it as the element for the transmutation of the soul?)
Remixes are original, mixed-media works combining prints of my previous paintings with new images, designs, text, ideas. Versus buying a simple digital print reproduction, remixes are an opportunity to collect a favorite image as a reworked, small-scale, more affordable original. Like my brother who I watched experiment with different break beat samples on turntables, I sample and experiment with previous images and new influences. Remixes are priced not necessarily by size, but by the amount of work and detail incorporated in each.
Black Backgrounds: I began working on black backgrounds in 2009 in honor of Vieques’ bioluminescent bay. Around the time of my rematriation to Puerto Rico, I started exploring spirit concepts by painting nebulas against dark backgrounds. These explorations took on new meaning after living through Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their dark aftermath and now the “earthquake swarm”. I now explore different forms of Puerto Rico-inspired bioluminescence.
This Land: Borikén
The image of the art with the valley is the view where I live and work in this northwestern corner of Borikén. This is where I create in land that has served as my greatest teacher.
Yasmin Hernandez is a Brooklyn-born and raised artist who rematriated to her ancestral homeland of Borikén in 2014, where she is still based. Her work explores liberation, light and love.
All images are original artwork by Yasmin Hernandez Art. Under no circumstances should any of the images, in whole or in part, be printed, copied or reproduced without direct permission from the artist. Thank you.All images featured on this shop are original artwork by Yasmin Hernandez Art. Under no circumstances should any of the images or content of this shop, in whole or in part, be printed, copied or reproduced without direct permission from the artist. Thank you.