b. 1959 Caracas, Venezuela
watermarked, pigmented abaca on pigmented cotton base sheet; 24 x 40 inches
edition of 15
produced at Dieu Donné Papermill, New York
Arturo Herrera has a wide-ranging practice that encompasses sculpture, photography, and large-scale wall installations, though he remains best known for his collages and works in felt. His interventions conflate imagery drawn from popular culture and the formal language of painting, with an emphasis on early abstraction. The resultant tension in Herrera’s work functions as a means of exploring the territory between implicit and explicit meaning.