In early spring of 2018, Adam Hernandez was passing through Milwaukee from Columbus, Ohio and requested permission to paint one of his “Godmask” series on our walls. The Board granted him his wish and we are so lucky to have this piece in Milwaukee’s mural collection.
In a 2018 article for PBS, Hernandez commented, “In my day to day life, I am an artist and muralist who is very heavily influenced by Mayan art. Especially the reliefs and glyphs of their kings and rulers. I am also very influenced by graffiti and street art. For most people, those two styles are very different and almost uncomparable. I think they are the same. “
Adam Hernandez was born and raised in the Bronx to a family of musicians and performers. As a child, the bravado and vibrancy of the graffiti that covered every surface of his city spoke to him. With the city's inspiration and the encouragement of his oil-painting-grandfather, Hernandez set down an artistic path. Throughout his career Hernandez has also found inspiration in the works of Pablo Picasso, Francis Picabia, and Paul Cézanne as well as the Abstract Expressionist Movement, the Lowbrow Art Movement, and comic books. Hernandez currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.