Miami, FL - United States
Growing up in Colombia and studying in New York City, Hermes Berrio’s fearless irreverence and untamed imagination has captured the attention of collectors, galleries, and the South American office of Christie’s Auction House where he was recently featured. Keeping himself close to urban inspiration, Berrio’s studio in Miami Florida offers him a cityscape of ideas, emotions, concepts, and elements which recently culminated in his latest eye-popping series, ‘Keeping It Real’, a graffiti-style, punch-in-the-gut for traditional art lovers. “To dare create a great work of art, you need not to be afraid to invent,” explains Berrio of his latest series. “The viewer is conditioned to accept art works as art only if they are created in a traditional manner.
Each work, through the perception of characters and situations, illustrates a satire of modern society and its organization; promoting different reactions from the viewer with a humorous and sarcastic tone. Colors and compositions add a new dimension to the narrative of the stories, providing hidden details, as well as a peaceful provocative humor that viewers will be pleased to discover as they delve into the work.