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Federico Herrero: A Piece of Waterfall in the Sound of Crickets


Edited by Elena Ketelsen González, Bernardo Mosqueira
Foreword by The Hon. Hilary M. Weston
Text by Elena Ketelsen González
Interview by Bernardo Mosqueira
Designed by Julia Ma at Miko McGinty
Published 2024 | ISBN: 9781636811475

A Piece of Waterfall in the Sound of Crickets brings together a selection of recent paintings and monotypes by Herrero, who for over twenty years has produced a vast body of works on canvas, paper, walls, and streets, including many site-specific commissions and architectural interventions. The book takes its name from a poem by celebrated Costa Rican poet Alfonso Chase (b. 1944), in which he reflects upon the mundane beauty of the sights and sounds of the country that has long inspired his poetry, despite frequent trips to New York City and Europe.

With vivid colors, the paintings by Federico Herrero speak to his profound connection to the territory he works from, in which he—and his studio—occupy the space where the human-made becomes entangled with the natural landscape. Together, the works in this publication demonstrate Herrero’s maturity as a painter who over two decades has made sensuous works that are rooted in a profound understanding of the interplay between color, form, intuition, and the place that spurs their creation.

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