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.