Carmen Herrera

Carmen Herrera
Library Shelf Location 18.HERR
Publication Date 2009
Description At the heart of Herrera’s work is a striking formal simplicity and attention to colour. Devoid of any referential aspects, her paintings combine line, form and space to convey an intense physicality. The journey of Herrera’s lifelong dedication to abstraction can be traced from a kind of romanticism that informed her work of the 1940s, through to a shift made in 1950. Subsequently she has consistently refined her focus on space and colour, paint characteristically applied in flat, solid areas. Works are organised based on the harmony and tension of opposing chromatic planes, combining symmetry and asymmetry as a means to give structure to the surface. Reducing her work to the play between two colours, Herrera creates an experience of sophisticated intensity.
ISBN 9781904864547
Quantity 1
Pages 82
Format Hardback
Publisher Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Related Artist Carmen Herrera
Category Painting
Keyword Abstract (fine arts style)
Artist's Nationality Cuban
Language English

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