HERNAN GANA Born in 1969, Hernan Gana lives and works in Santiago, Chile. He earned his degree in architecture at the well-known Univerdad Finis Terrae and studied visual arts at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Gana also studied printing at The School of Visual Arts, New York. Gana describes his art as "contemporary conceptualist landscape". His artistic language concerns itself deeply with the destructive powers and tensions between nature and man, man and society, society and government and more recently the intersection between information, man and government. Gana’s trademark architectural drawings and bar codes accompany many of his works to accentuate these concepts.
Gana often utilizes his educational background as a degreed architect to create unique urban landscapes, urban facades, highways and factories. His intent is to demonstrate the way architecture and urbanism overwhelm and distort human existence. “The city is a stage where we play out our lives, and the rise and fall of our environment depends on our behaviors.”
Gana’s work has been shown in 10 solo exhibitions since 1992. Gana has participated in several gallery and museum exhibitions in his native Chile and beyond. Most recently, Gana has exhibited in group shows in Berlin, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Eastern Europe, Lima, Miami, New York, Paris, and Sao Paulo. His works are in many private collections and corporations around the world. Gana's work is based on oil and acrylic painting. He often uses mix media materials and techniques including, engraving and printing.