Arturo Herrera

You are here - 22.03.2018 - 09.06.2018

Arturo Herrera
You are here
22.03.2018 - 09.06.2018
Over the past 18 years, Herrera has developed a multi-layered body of work - collages, wallpaintings, paper cut-outs, felt works and paintings - that explore the complex legacy of abstraction. Using modernist strategies of fragmentation, re-composition, seriality and often employing found materials from popular culture sources, the artist addresses the legibility and resonance of abstract forms. Combining and juxtaposing a broad array of references and methods, the works suggest a non-linear narrative filled with associative meanings. Using recycled aluminum litho plates as ready made grounds for mixed media collages, all works in the exhibition simultaneously reveal the entrails of their own making through accumulating layers in a variety of media. The lithographic plates and collaged fragments blend their own history into a new visual and conceptual entity. Rich and pliable meanings are played out through the ambiguity of figurative and abstract sources. You are here marks Herrera’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Other recent solo exhibitions include Paintings, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2017 – 18); Soave sia il vento, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin (2016); Faculty Band, Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2015); Day Before, Tang Museum Saratoga Springs (2015). Herrera’s 2017 site specific installations can be found at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni / OGR in Turin; Bloomberg European Headquarters in London; and at the West Elm building at8366 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles in conjunction with the exhibition How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney organized by MAK Center for Art and Architecture. In 2016, Tate Modern commissioned Herrera to create a long-term wall painting for the sixth-floor restaurant. Herrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1959, and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa and MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently lives and works in Berlin. Det er med stor fornøjelse, at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard præsenterer udstillingen You are here - en udstilling med nye værker af Arturo Herrera, og samtidig hans første i galleriet - der kan ses fra 23. marts til 26. maj 2018. I løbet af de sidste 18 år har Herrera udviklet et mange-facetteret oeuvre - collager, vægmalerier, papirudklip, filtværker og malerier - der udforsker den komplekse arv fra abstraktionen. Ved at benytte modernistiske strategier for fragmentering, rekonstruering, serialitet og ofte ved at anvende fundne materialer fra populærkulturen, adresserer kunstneren abstrakte formers læsbarhed og resonans. Værkerne antyder en ikke-lineær fortælling ved at kombinere og sammenlægge et bredt spektrum af referencer og metoder fyldt med associative betydninger. Genbrugte tryk plader af aluminium danner udgangspunkt som ready-mades for collagerne i blandede materialer. Alle værker i udstillingen afslører på denne vis essensen af deres egen tilblivelse igennem akkumulerede lag fra en lang række sammensatte materialer. De litografiske plader og rekonstruerede fragmenter blander deres egen historie til en ny visuel og konceptuel enhed. Rige og fleksible betydninger udtrykker sig gennem tvetydigheden af figurative og abstrakte kilder. You are here markerer Herreras første soloudstilling i galleriet. Seneste soloudstillinger omfatter herudover Paintings, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2017-18); Soave sia il Vento, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino (2016); Faculty Band, Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2015); Day Before, Tang Museum Saratoga Springs (2015). Herrera's 2017 stedsspecifikke installationer kan findes på Officine Grandi Riparazioni / OGR i Torino; Bloomberg European Headquarters i London; og ved West Elm bygningen på 8366 Beverly Boulevard i Los Angeles i forbindelse med udstillingen How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney organiseret af MAK Center for Art and Architecture. I 2016 bad Tate Modern Herrera om at skabe et permanent vægmaleri til restauranten på sjette etage. Herrera er født i Caracas, Venezuela i 1959 og modtog sin bachelorgrad fra University of Tulsa og MFA fra University of Illinois i Chicago. Han bor og arbejder i Berlin.
Installation view