Colombian artist, Homero Ganem a.k.a. HG, has developed a unique style where his brush meets his photography. By collaborating imagery with his free hand artwork, he creates an intercommunication that speaks volumes demonstrating a story line that embodies real life with fiction. His exchange between different mediums creates both depth and perception that never replicates.
HGs groundbreaking vision and technique has allowed fictional characters to take the main stage as a real life being or situation. HG tells stories of his life, upbringing and outlook through use of the setting and characters, which are symbolized by the HG signature in the characters’ eyes. He creates an interplay and beauty through his use of mixed mediums that is enjoyed by all walks of life.
HGs strategic selection of black and white photography enables him to relay his message through the use of vibrant colors mirroring the animated world. The images produced are archival pigment prints, a process which incorporates refined particles of pigment that are resilient to environmental elements that typically shorten the life of a print. Additionally, Ganem prints on non-traditional mediums including wood, metal or directly onto canvas to alter the image and locations. He uses acrylics and spray paint among other tools, with his signature addition of metallic colors, to bring his pop-fusion aesthetic to life. HG free hands every aspect of the painting to reflect its originality and precision. HG establishes symbolic reflections on identity, life in the modern and urban world through the passage of time, and, the relationship between people, art and the surrounding environment.
Homero Ganem was born in 1986 in Colombia’s Capital, Bogota. He moved to the US at the age of nine and now lives and works in Miami, FLA. Besides the usual art classes throughout grade school, Ganem is a self-taught artist, and although he always valued art, he had other loves, like soccer-which he played in both Colombia and the US. After a knee injury left him unable to play professionally any longer, Ganem began to paint again. He credits his mother as the biggest motivating factor in his decision to pursue art as a career.
All of Ganem’s work is original; his pieces are one of a kind and he paints with acrylic and spray cans on canvas, as well as directly onto photographic prints. Ganem’s style is reminiscent of ’60s pop art and the cartoons he grew up watching influence many of his pieces. He uses metallic paint to distinguish his work from that of other current artists with parallel styles. Ganem’s intention is to inspire his viewers with images that enrich their understanding and appreciation of street-like art.
Holiday Mural done 2016 Felix the Cat
Mural ” The Great Escape” done in 2017 in the famous Calle 8 in collaboration with Mijares
Mural done in 2016 Yosemite Sam Mural Collaboration with Mijares
Mystique Mural done in 2015 Wynwood