Galería Luisa Strina (San Pablo) presents "Pinacoteca Carnívora" by Federico Herrero
‘Born in San José (Costa Rica), Herrero’s work on canvas and his urban interventions are organically coherent, producing the fantasy of the site/non-site device (Robert Smithson) from a different standpoint. The dilemma is familiar’: how can the studio be re-imagined in the contemporary jungle, in dialogue with the brutalism of concrete buildings, pollution and traffic? What message can a painter convey to a metropolis without it becoming diluted in the entrails of its unsustainable chaos?’ (Lisette Lagnado, 2017)
In his third solo show at Galeria Luisa Strina, Herrero presents new works: a series of monotypes on paper and a group of monochromatic paintings; besides his traditional large scale paintings and a mural painting on the entrance of the gallery.
The monotypes present present spacial schemes that do not fulfill a representative function; for the artist the paper work almost as an architectonic space that informs the monochromatic paintings; expanding the artist’s language and creating new possibilities to read the work. Five black canvases frame voids, as if they have swallowed the one who contemplates it, directing the look from the inside to the outside.
Federico Herrero. Pinacoteca Carnívora (solo show)
February 7 to March 17, 2018
Opening: Wednesday, February 7, 7pm to 9pm
Exhibition dates: February 8 to March 17, 2018
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday from 10am-7 pm / Saturday from 10am-5pm
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