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Biography

 

Hernan Giraldo Sierra was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in South America. Growing up with a Cosmetic Chemist as father and Cosmetologist as mother, they deftly guided him into his lifelong career in the beauty industry.

With the encouragement of his father, Hernan began painting as a child. The young artist, “Hergis”, a name bestowed upon him by his father, debuted at the age of twelve at Liceo Luna Park, in Bogotá.

Hernan continued his studies at the Escuela de Bellas Artes (School of Beautiful Arts) in Colombia. Although he studied many great impressionist masters, it was 19th Century French Pointillist painter, Georges Pierre Seurat that primarily inspired him. Pointillism, a form of Post-Impressionism, refers to a style of brushwork using primary-color dots to generate secondary colors. Based on this influence, he began to develop his own unique style of contemporary impressionism.

During his twenties, Hernan worked as a Cosmetologist at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Discovered there, by Nena Goodman, he gave his first art show in New York City with great success. Consequently, he feels fortunate to have shared his art with many people around the world.

Artist’s Statement

I love the color of nature. My work expresses my impression of the richness and beauty of life. I am overwhelmingly grateful for the support from my collectors, friends and art lovers.