Elm+Art : Now Exhibiting Hector Ledesma
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1967
My art is influenced by the western culture fused with the Caribbean culture, mainly the Dominican one, highlighting its popular aspect.
I propose to approach the treatment of my themes through the silhouette, from a complex perspective of the identity, thus confirming an iconic status, where the objects participate in a non-linear narration with other images, marks and symbols that coexist in an ambiguous space .
He received his training during the years 1989-94 between Santo Domingo and Madrid,
He began his art studies at the National School of Fine Arts and APEC University, which he soon left to focus exclusively on painting. In 1992 he attended the design school of Altos de Chavón to study for a summer, sponsored by Carlos Santos Duran.
Hector studied in the workshops given by Alberto Bass and Guillo Perez. He lived in Madrid between 1992 and 1997, where he studied in the Fine Arts circle, Madrid, in the Art Actual workshops taught by Mati Klarwein, Zush (Evru), and Herminio Molero and artistic screen printing in the workshop of El Elefante Rojo, Madrid.
He has shown more than 100 exhibitions between individuals and collectives locally and internationally, in art galleries, museums and art fairs, including Art Miami, Montreal Art Expo, Art Americas, Miami, NY Art Expo, Art Brussels, etc. He also has shown his work in cities such as NYC, Barcelona, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Martinique, Miami, Montreal, Oaxaca, Quito, Santo Domingo, San Juan, Santiago de Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago.
Work can be seen in several books and editions, such as:
“Dominican painting from 1890 to 2000”
“Encyclopedia of Dominican plastic arts”
“César Suárez Pizano art collection”, from the art critic Cándido Geron,
“Caribbean and Central America”, published by art editions Francisco Nader, Latin American Art
“Matices Del Caribe, 12 contemporary Dominican artists, 2007” edited by Joaquin Rosario.
Encyclopedia of art by E. Leon Jimenes written by Danilo de los Santos.
Works by Hector Ledesma live in private and public collections such as the “Volunteering of the Royal Houses of Santo Domingo” and the City Hall of Madrid. His works are also found in corporate collections in Madrid, New York, San Juan, Panama City, Miami and Santo Domingo.