HACER – Beyond The Streets


HACER is renowned for his bold, origami-inspired metal sculptures exploring psychologically complex themes. His introduction to the art form began at age 7 when he heard a volunteer read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. HACER’s reductive reinvention of the aesthetic evolved over decades, through exposure to Alexander Calder’s bold artwork and recruitment by esteemed art fabricator Peter Carlson, to realize sculpture for Jeff Koons, Ellsworth Kelly, and John McCracken.

The Chase is a series of four origami-inspired, powder-coated sculptures: “Coyote, Stalking”; “Rabbit, Sitting”; “Coyote, Running”; and “Rabbit, Running”; depicting scenes that embody survival.

“RABBIT, SITTING” [The Chase series], ¾ Scale, 2015

BEYOND THE STREETS Los Angeles, 2018. Photo by Martha Cooper.