Herrero’s work is strongly influenced by the landscape and the bright colours of San José, the city where he was born and still lives. Equally influenced by Chilean draughtsmen and painter Roberto Matta, who once described his working process as somewhere between intuition and improvisation, Herrero began to create a coherent visual output – an image world in which the landscape and geometric structures, the organic and the architectural are conceptually and materially combined into one. Not only working on canvas, he also paints on walls, facades, playgrounds and city sidewalks, thus critically reflecting on modern life between the built and the natural. In his presentation Herrero combines a series of new canvases with the extension of painting into the architectural space.
Federico Herrero (b. 1978) is one of today’s leading Central American artists. He was awarded with the Golden Lion for Young Artists at the 2001 Venice Biennial and represented Latin America at the Biennial in 2009. He has widely exhibited internationally at The Guggenheim Museum, New York; 21st Century Art Museum, Tokyo; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris.