Arturo Herrera: Boy and Dwarf

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin / Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2007
With a text by Graham Bader

‘The experience of looking at these works, certainly, is one of exploration. We feel compelled, as if at a forest crossroads, to venture within and between them, to initiate investigations into both the specific pictorial matter of which each is comprised as well as into the infinite variability of visual experience they together afford. Herrera’s collages be for – and amply reward – our Wanderlust.
Wall and forest, then; containment and exploration. These opposing spatial and experiential models together structure Herrera’s most recent collages. These works are built from the dialectical relationship contained within each of these two pairs; just as their surfaces confront us as so many layered and marked  – up planes to be disarticulated and read, so they simultaneously invite us – indeed, overwhelm us – to enter into and lose ourselves within their infinite pictorial tangle, their dense thickets of narrative and formal suggestion. Herrera locates the terrain of his art precisely between these two possibilities, both of and beyond each alone.’

G. Bader, ‘Between Forest and Wall’, in Arturo Herrera: Boy and Dwarf, exh. cat., Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; New York/Berlin: Sikemma Jenkins & Co., Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2007, p. 81

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin / Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York / Holzwarth Publications
Text: Graham Bader
Publication date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 31 x 23.5 x 17 cm
Pages: 88
ISBN: 978-3-935567-38-1

€ 45.00

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