b. 1982, Puerto Rico, Hector lives and works in New York
Hector Arce-Espasas uses images that are inherent to the geographic and cultural milieu of the tropics. He appropriates and transfigures some of these images in order to transgress their current symbolic meaning in a sensuous play of conflicting alliances. The images lure and repel while playing with the idea of the pineapple as the easily attainable commercial fruit of ‘tropical paradise’.
EYHAE002 Héctor Arce-Espasas, SHAKE DOWN (black and white), 2015, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 200 x 150 cm, web
Héctor Arce-Espasas REGIA (fade), 2015 Acrylic and ink on canvas 195 x 150 cm
Héctor Arce-Espasas, REGIO, 2015, Acrylic and ink on raw linen canvas, 200 x 150 cm, EYHAE012
Héctor Arce-Espasas, ROYAL 2015, Installation View
Héctor Arce-Espasas Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a Pineapple to King Charles II, 1675 (After Hendrick Danckerts), 2015 Acrylic and ink on canvas 255 x 190 cm