Federico Herrero

Artist Statement:

Federico Herrero comments on his celebrated wall paintings:

"I was actually not motivated by the mural tradition in Latin America, although it is very strong and important in some places like Mexico and Guatemala. In my country it did not really develop, and graffiti has not been a strong practice either. I was moved by other reasons. Painting on a canvas is fine but for me it was never enough. In Costa Rica I am surrounded by moments of pictorial simplicity, which I am very attracted to. I am fascinated by the way people, who need to communicate something in a very direct way without the barrier of language, use paint. Looking at streets signs, advertisements, billboards and all other pictorial, non-language based forms of communication has influenced me a lot. The remarkable thing for me is that we see them everywhere in the cityscape and that they are placed there often randomly. "

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