Hector Arce-Espasas (2016). Courtesy of the artist.
For our latest lineup of exceptional millennials to watch, artnet News is casting a light on a group of artists whose critically-engaged output have been given the institutional spotlights they deserve this year. Together, the cohort of artists below addresses the concerns of a generation in remarkable and imaginative ways.
Hector Arce-Espasas, b. 1982
New York-based artist Héctor Arce-Espasas was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In a delightfully subversive manner, the artist employs symbols of paradise, like overflowing containers of fruit, and pairs these objects with sexually provocative busts to deliver critiques on exploitation. This year, Arce-Espasas held a solo exhibition of his latest sculptures and paintings at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York.