GREGORY MICHAEL HERNANDEZ
I was raised in the Mojave Desert of Southern California, and have lived in Los Angeles since 1995. My art is landscape-based, often contrasting the barren and the urban.
I chose the name 'Exile Child' as a working moniker after spending time in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza in 1999 and 2000. Exile Child is a phrase that refers to themes of dislocation that define the human condition. A child of exile is someone who was born into a state of uprootedness, never having set foot on the homeland.
I am interested in how environment shapes the way people think, how context influences perception, and how philosophy, religion, politics, and culture intersect.