Hernan Marin

There is, unfortunately, very little online information available concerning Colombian artist and illustrator Hernan Marin. In fact, Marin has left behind practically no biographical details or personal traces to speak of,  but I think this is actually in keeping with the atmosphere of his work. There is a tenuous and delicate mood to the subjects of his illustrations, who sometimes appear as quiet apparitions. Indeed, Marin would seem to be an observer of intangible moments of the “in between”, as he captures intimate gestures in painstakingly realistic detail. And it is the technical finesse of Marin’s imagery that is so evocative, whereby his illustrations display elements of realism that have been mediated through an unreal and almost vaporous filter. Much like his personal biography, Marin’s works are elusive and mysterious in the best possible way.


December 29, 2010