Federico Herrero

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Federico Herrero
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2008
Mixed media on canvas
300 x 500 cm

Herrero’s unrestricted sense of space brings together the site of artistic production and a conception of public space unique to the urban environment of San José. Growing up in a city marked by a complete lack of urban planning can be chaotic, but it is the geography of such activity that influences Herrero’s paintings. At times they appear to show an aerial view of downtown areas, with its old Spanish grid model disbanding into an endless labyrinth of seemingly never-ending suburbs (Amansalva, 2014).
In another moment, they transgress outlines becoming neither pictorial nor linguistic forms of communication. They intercept the logic of urbanism, one that does not grow vertically but horizontally creating a continuous and undefined periphery.


     
 


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