About the artist (1947)
The humble artist endeavours to demystify the painting process by displaying clarity in his work. In terms of style the paintings might oscillate between the figurative and the abstract world. In the 1980’s the artist created epic sized abstractions to which he later introduced female nudes. In recent years the artist added trees and architectural structures, but subject matter has always been decontextualised significantly through simplification. The forms Herreros creates are nuanced and contorted in many different ways, creating harmonising juxtapositions i.e. supple vs. edgy; recognisable vs. unfamiliar etc. Similar to the alienation of the objects in his paintings, the figures also undergo a transformation. They are flattened with vacant expressions; in a state of perpetual reflection. Tranquility is instilled that gives the artwork a metaphysical character and a timeless appeal.