A master of composition, Arturo Herrera is well known for his meticulously crafted collages that draw on the visual language of cartoons and coloring books. Piecing together paper cutouts from various sources, the artist creates wholly new compositions of shape and color that are both figurative and abstract. These collages may at times recall the formal vocabulary of Disney animations, without ever directly representing them. They then… Read more
About the artwork
This striking photogravure stems from Herrera's print project Dance, for which the artist used prints by photographer Serge Lido in his book entitled Danse in 1947. Here Herrera creates collages without actually cutting any paper, instead he lays string, strips of metal, and other objects over transparencies of the photographic prints. Superimposing his own dynamic composition over that of the dancers, the artist converts the depicted ballet choreography into his own abstract formal language, describing bodily movements by printerly means.