Hernan Javier Muñoz
Hernan Javier Muñoz was born on April 5, 1983 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1996 he entered the Art School “Rogelio Yrurtia”. There he graduated as Professor of Plastic Arts in the year 2000.
In 2001, he began working at the MOA -Monumentos y Obras de Arte- agency under the Ministry of Environment and Public Space of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires. Here he restored works of art and sculptures of his City.
The artist defines himself as “Autodidact”, having attended periodically since the age of 20 at the MNBA (National Museum of Fine Arts) to admire and learn from great artists such as Ernesto de la Cárcova, Edgar Degas, Angel Della Valle, Giacomo Favretto, Reinaldo Giudici and the most influential William Adolphe Bouguereau. Hence, his technique is based on imitating intuitively the palette of the great masters.
Today at 35, the artist creates from his workshop in Buenos Aires.
Muñoz’s style is based on figurative painting with a surrealist orientation. In his technique and composition, reality, dreams and levitating people or objects are mixed. The theme of his works refers to the soul, heart and mind that define his works as “Fantastic Realism”.
2004 He exhibited at ArteBA (Argentina).
2007 He participated in the Arte Zamora gallery (Argentina).
2012 He exhibited his works in the Norte Arte Argentino gallery and the Guijuana de Arte gallery. (Argentina).
2014 He won the First Prize in the II Painting Exhibition – Guihua de Arte (Argentina).
2015 Participated in the International Art Auction in Panama SIAP (Panama).
2016 He exhibited his works in the Eccletiva art gallery (Italy).
2016 He won the First Figurative Prize at the Spoleto Biennial (Italy).
2016 It was part of the book “Master of Contemporany Fine Art” (England)
2016 He exhibited his works in “Los Coleccionistas” (Argentina).