Hacer, ‘Bixby’, Library Street Collective

About Hacer

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.

Mexican-American, b. 1976