Abstract Painting Santiago Hernandez Virtual Reality, acrylic, oil, and spray paint on canvas, 66×78 in., 2021

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Kennedy 309

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Meeting Day

Monday through Thursday



In this studio course, we will create abstract paintings using a variety of media while exploring aspects of form, color, composition, and format. We will also discuss a range of historical, technical, and conceptual approaches to abstract painting through slide lectures with a particular emphasis on current developments and trends in abstract painting. Through individual discussions and group critiques, we will explore the connections between these various aspects with a focus on personal discovery.


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Santiago Hernandez is a Cuban painter, collagist, and mixed media sculptor based in Boston. He holds an MFA in Painting from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL and a BFA in Studio Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Santiago also studied anatomy, figure drawing and figure painting at the Art … Read more