04/2012 arturo herrera bücher
Heldart is proud to present Arturo Herrera’s solo exhibition titled Bücher. This new series of works on paper was made with books sold at second hand stores and flea markets. Using silkscreens and pigment stains the artist explores how marks transform and recreate a ready made object. Geometric patterns printed in black gouache and hand painted color shapes decontextualize the inherent narrative of the books without eradicating their coded referentiality. This proposes a condition that is neither legible nor abstract but rich with associations and ambiguity. In their new configuration the pages of each of the books become fragmented drawings and the book themselves an entirely new entity capable of generating multiple meanings.