by Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 28 December 2012

‘Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional’. For many people, the monograph Die Deutsche Reihe (The German Series) will be quite shocking and provocative. It’s Hernán Marina’s first book published by arta revista.

The Argentine contemporary artist did a masterly composition of quotes taken from Buddhism and other similar religious persuasions and combined them with his uncensored and explicit drawings. These visual interpretations are a new direction for the multi-sided artist and a great addition to his already very successful work like COLOSO or Men’s Health, which were exhibited in the MALBA (Museum Latin American Art) in Buenos Aires during the last year.