"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
PREVIEW: Arturo Herrera in Season 3 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2005)
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Arturo Herrera's work includes collage, work on paper, sculpture, relief, wall painting, photography, and felt wall-hangings. Rooted in the history of abstraction, Herrera's playful work taps into the viewer''s unconscious, often intertwining fragments of cartoon characters with cut-out shapes and partially obscured images that evoke memory and recollection.
Arturo Herrera is featured in the Season 3 episode "Play" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".