Hal Swain H-Man
Hal Swain H-Man (Born °1985,08/11) Raised Chicago West Side Grew Up In The Street Violence Lost A Father at a young age and mother in an out of jail. He Overcame Difficult Challenges to Pursue his dreams H-Man is an artist who mainly works with Music, By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language,an Implementing Real life experience. H-Man wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.
His performances are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship. By applying a wide variety of contemporary strategies, he plays with the idea of the mortality of an artwork confronted with the power of a transitory appearance, which is, by being restricted in time, much more intense.
His works are made through strict rules which can be perceived as liberating constraints. Romantic values such as ‘inspiration’, ‘genius’ and ‘authenticity’ are thereby Neutralized and put into perspective. By focusing on techniques and materials, he considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.
His works appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role.