Extensive hardcover monograph of the work of Costa-Rica-based painter Federico Herrero. With texts by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Lisette Lagnado, Sandino Scheidegger and Chris Sharp. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Language Melody presented at Sies + Hoke in Dusseldorf until August 4, 2017 this monograph covers the last 15 years of Herrero's practice.
Federico Herrero’s work uses landscape and the urban environment both as the subject of his paintings and as the surface for his work. Incorporating shape, colour, pattern and graphic lines, his paintings often move beyond the canvas onto floors, walls, into the city-scape and on to architectural structures. Within an often limited palette with a pale blue often featured prominiently, Herrero embraces an intuitive approach to his work, leaving room to respond to the spaces his paintings inhabit.
Federico Herrero has had numerous solo exhibitions. He recently exhibited as part of United States of Latin America at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit curated by Jen Hoffman and Pablo Leon de la Barra. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale where he received a special prize for Young Artists in 2001. Since then he has shown to much acclaim at the Havana Biennial (2003); the Aichi World Expo, Nagoya, Japan (2005); Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami (2008); Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles (2012); and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2013). Herrero lives and works in San José.
Published by Sies + Hoke, 2017
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