Marco Hernandez

El Demonio en el Pasado

My current body of work explores issues of religion, society, and politics in contemporary Mexican culture. I’m also inspired by my personal experiences growing up as a Mexican Immigrant in California and the Midwest.  Mexican and Mexican American symbols play a large role in my prints. The symbols span from ancient Mesoamerican imagery to contemporary popular culture items such as the Valentina hot sauce. Life experiences and a traditional Mexican upbringing have influenced my thoughts and beliefs, and ultimately been inspirational in regards to the imagery and meaning in my current work.