"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"Sometimes I use found, printed paper with images that I submit to a painter friend. I tell him to delete specific items out of this ‘stage-set’ (maybe the references are too didactic; maybe they’re too clear), and he creates original paintings with a wash. So he deletes some elements, and then it becomes a complete abstraction and, now, something can be applied on top of this image."
- Arturo Herrera