Imperfect beauty, oxygen, deforestation, memories of the land, and the freedom to exist, stand out as themes in Illescas’ works of art, embodied by fish attempting to survive in the dark magma and by species forced to leave their habitats which are symbolically locked in small planets to stay alive as remnants of the flora and fauna. This exhibition brings to light the artist’s concern for the environment.
The IDB Staff Association Art Gallery in partnership with the Corporate Sustainability Program present Our Environment – From Dream to Memory, a solo exhibition by Ecuadorian artist Hernán Illescas.
Born in Cuenca, Ecuador Illescas majored in Fine Arts from the University of Cuenca. His artistic activity in its thirty-four years of creation has earned him twelve awards and honorable mentions and over 250 solo and collective exhibitions in various countries, including Ecuador, Colombia, Perú, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, China, and Korea.