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Hacer

Mexican-American, b. 1976

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Hacer

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Mexican-American, b. 1976

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Biography

Hacer, née Gerardo Gomez-Martinez, changed his name to the Spanish verb meaning, “to make, to build” when he began his career as an artist as a way to break away from his painful childhood. The inspiration for his practice stems from his early fascination with origami paper folding, as well as the large-scale sculptures of Alexander Calder. At first glance, Hacer’s sculptures appear to be giant origami. On closer inspection however, they reveal themselves to be made of steel that he both welds and folds to create each form. Through the combination of the heavy metal material and the fragility associated with origami, Hacer challenges our perception of objects in space, and our bodies’ relationships to them.

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Hacer, née Gerardo Gomez-Martinez, changed his name to the Spanish verb meaning, “to make, to build” when he began his career as an artist as a way to break away from his painful childhood. The inspiration for his practice stems from his early fascination with origami paper folding, as well as the large-scale sculptures of Alexander Calder. At first glance, Hacer’s sculptures appear to be giant origami. On closer inspection however, they reveal themselves to be made of steel that he both welds and folds to create each form. Through the combination of the heavy metal material and the fragility associated with origami, Hacer challenges our perception of objects in space, and our bodies’ relationships to them.

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Articles Featuring Hacer
In Giant Origami Sculptures, Artist Hacer Folds Steel Like Paper
Aug 4th, 2015
In Giant Origami Sculptures, Artist Hacer Folds Steel Like Paper
Miami, Meet Detroit: Library Street Collective’s Pop-Up at the Wynwood Walls
Dec 5th, 2014
Miami, Meet Detroit: Library Street Collective’s Pop-Up at the Wynwood Walls
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