• Arturo Herrera
    Untitled
    2014
    oil and acrylic on hardcover book
    7 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set No. 1 of six individual sets, ‘Parsifal,’ Richard Wagner, Reclam Verlag, Stuttgart
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    Book 9/10 in Set No.1 of 6
    5 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 1/4 inches (148 x 96 x 5 mm)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set No. 1 of six individual sets, ‘Buddelschiff Museum – Neuherlinger Siel,’ Herausgegeben Landmann
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    Book 4/10 in Set No. 1 of 6
    8 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 1/4 inches (210 x 148 x 6 mm)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set No. 1 of six individual sets, ‘Begegnung mit Furtwängler,’ Karla Höcker, 1956 C. Bertelsmann Verlag, Gütersloh
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    Book 7/10 in Set No. 1 of 6
    7 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 3/8 inches (192 x 120 x 11 mm)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set No. 1 of six individual sets, ‘Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra – Score,’ B. Bartok, 1971 Moscow
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    Book 3/10 in Set No. 1 of 6
    8 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 1/4 inches (214 x 169 x 7 mm)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set No. 1 of six individual sets, ‘Federico Chopin – Un Clásico Del Sentimiento,’ Andres Ruiz Tarazona, 1976 Real Musical S.A., Madrid
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    Book 6/10 in Set No. 1 of 6
    6 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1/4 inches (159 x 113 x 8 mm)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set No. 4
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    10 books, set 4 of 6
    15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set No. 3
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    10 books, set 3 of 6
    15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set No. 2
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    10 books, set 2 of 6
    15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set No. 1
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    10 books, set 1 of 6
    15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Pfanneberg
    2012
    collage and mixed media on paper
    13 x 17 1/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    DPL
    2012
    collage and mixed media on paper
    14 x 17 1/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Luigi
    2012
    collage and mixed media on paper
    14 x 17 1/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Hirsch
    2012
    collage and mixed media on paper
    17 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Stampatore
    2012
    collage and mixed media on paper
    14 x 17 1/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set #6 of Six Individual Sets, ‘Schlösser und Gärten Oranienburg, Mosikau, Wörlitz, Luisium, Georgium, Haideburg, Großkühnau,’ Fotos Klaus Nitsche, Text Georg Piltz, 1964 VEB E.A. Seemann Buch- und Kunstverlag Leipzig
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    book 8 of 10 in set #6 of 6
    9 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 1/4 inches (240 x 167 x 7 mm)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set #6 of Six Individual Sets,'Carmina Burana,' Carl Orff, 1953, B.Schott’s Söhne, Mainz
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    book 6 of 10 in set #6 of 6
    7 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 inches (198 x 130 x 4 mm)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set #6 of Six Individual Sets, 'Der Tod des Tristan/Idylle,' Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 1915, Insel Verlag Leipzig
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    book 7 of 10 in set #6 of 6
    7 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 1/4 inches (185 x 123 x 8 mm)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, Set #6 of Six Individual Sets, 'Arabella, Lyrische Komödie in drei Aufzügen von Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Musik von Richard Strauß,' 1933, Verlag Adolph Fürstner, Berlin
    2012
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    book 2 of 10 in set #6 of 6
    7 x 4 3/4 x 1/2 inches (180 x 119 x 7 mm)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Ariadne auf Naxos
    2012
    collage and mixed media on paper
    three elements, 25 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches each

  • Arturo Herrera
    Flyer
    2012
    collage and mixed media on paper
    eight elements, 23 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches each

  • Arturo Herrera
    Schloss
    2009
    scan & photo-engraving in linen casing with inset frontispiece and colophon
    portfolio of seven prints
    14 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Schloss
    2009
    scan & photo-engraving in linen casing with inset frontispiece and colophon
    portfolio of seven prints
    14 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Schloss
    2009
    scan & photo-engraving in linen casing with inset frontispiece and colophon
    portfolio of seven prints
    14 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Schloss
    2009
    scan & photo-engraving in linen casing with inset frontispiece and colophon
    portfolio of seven prints
    14 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Schloss
    2009
    scan & photo-engraving in linen casing with inset frontispiece and colophon
    portfolio of seven prints
    14 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Schloss
    2009
    scan & photo-engraving in linen casing with inset frontispiece and colophon
    portfolio of seven prints
    14 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches

  • Arturo Herrera
    Schloss
    2009
    scan & photo-engraving in linen casing with inset frontispiece and colophon
    portfolio of seven prints
    14 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches


BIO

b. 1959, Caracas, Venezuela.

BFA, University of Tulsa (1982); MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago (1992)

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

 

Arturo Herrera has developed a multilayered body of work that includes collages, sculptures, photographs, cut felt pieces and wall works. Herrera uses a fragmented language – whose lingering references range from popular culture to art history – to decontextualize inherent narratives without eradicating the coded referentiality of the image. The resulting works shift in between the explicit and the implicit.

A pliability of meaning is played out through the ambiguity of figurative and abstract forms. These forms do not enforce a specific message. Instead, they address the fragmentation and  recomposition  of mass-culture elements to explore the impact  of the adulterated language of abstraction into the collective gaze.

Herrera’s solo and project-based exhibitions have been held at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; daadgalerie, Berlin; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Americas Society Art Gallery, NY; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Switzerland; Art Gallery of Ontario; ICA Philadelphia; The UCLA Hammer Museum, Museum of Modern Art, NY; and The Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, ArtPace San Antonio, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the DAAD, Berlin.

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