Federico Herrero
Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud: Engendering Sensible Capital

Dec 18th, 2021 – Mar 31st, 2022
Thailand Biennale 2021, Korat

Waves is a mural painting and a sculpture by Federico Herrero, a Costa Rican painter. In the exhibition hall of the Phimai National Museum, the artist created a mural painting on the walls and put a small concrete sculpture on the exhibition floor alongside artifacts from the ancient time. Herrero’s practice is influenced by the changing landscape and urban structures where nature and culture intermingle. The combination of colors and abstract forms brings back a vivid landscape from the outside to the white wall of the Phimai National Museum and reconnects the artifacts with the environment that they once belonged to. The concrete sculptures at the exhibition hall and outside of the museum are extensions of the mural that suggest an open structure of modern architecture. They connect the outside to the inside and create coexistence of times between the historical and the contemporary. To achieve the result of this project, Herrero worked remotely with the help of the painting department at Rajamangala University of Technology Isan.

Production supported by Mongkol Klintup, Department of painting, Faculty of Fine Arts and Industrial Design, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan

About Federico Herrero

Federico Herrero is a Costa Rica-based artist whose practice encompasses painting on canvas, public wall-painting and sculptural installations.

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