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Mauricio Herrero
updated: 06/21/2011
website: www.behance.net/MauricioHerrero
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Geographies of Power (1)
Geographies of Power (1, detail)
Geographies of Power (2)
Geographies of Power (2, detail)
Geographies of Power (3)
Geographies of Power (3, detail)
Geographies of Power (4)
Geographies of Power (4, detail)
Geographies of Power (5)
Geographies of Power (5, detail)
Geographies of Power (6)
Geographies of Power
Transeúntes-5
Transeúntes-4
Transeúntes-3
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape, architecture, mapping, political, urban, systems, pattern, conceptual, historical, organic
 
 
Geographies of Power (1) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (1)
Inkjet print on Japanese paper
2011
34 " x  72 " 
Geographies of Power (1, detail) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (1, detail)
Inkjet print on Japanese paper
2011
34 " x  72 " 
Geographies of Power (2) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (2)
Inkjet print on Japaneese paper
2011
34" x  72" 
Geographies of Power (2, detail) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (2, detail)
Inkjet print on Japanese paper
2011
34 " x  72 " 
Geographies of Power (3) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (3)
Inkjet print on Japaneese paper
2011
34" x  72" 
Geographies of Power (3, detail) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (3, detail)
Inkjet print on Japanese paper
2011
34 " x  72 " 
Geographies of Power (4) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (4)
Inkjet print on Japanese paper
2011
34 " x  72 " 
Geographies of Power (4, detail) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (4, detail)
Inkjet print on Japanese paper
2011
34 " x  72 " 
Geographies of Power (5) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (5)
Inkjet print on Japanese paper
2011
34 " x  72 " 
Geographies of Power (5, detail) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (5, detail)
Inkjet print on Japanese paper
2011
34 " x  72 " 
Geographies of Power (6) by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power (6)
Inkjet print on Japanese paper
2011
34 " x  72 " 
Geographies of Power  by Mauricio Herrero
Geographies of Power
Inkjet print on Japanese paper (6 prints, 34"x72" each)
2011
Dimensions variable
Transeúntes-5 by Mauricio Herrero
Transeúntes-5
Inkjet print, ink drawing
2007
Dimensions variable
Transeúntes-4 by Mauricio Herrero
Transeúntes-4
Inkjet print, ink drawing
2007
Dimensions variable
Transeúntes-3 by Mauricio Herrero
Transeúntes-3
Inkjet print, ink drawing
2007
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

 

Money is an abstraction, a digitized system, which like language allows us to structure the world and map it out into an autonomous whole. It allows us to compare and equate things yet only within the system. Their relative value is always deferred to the system itself. 

 

Currency is the regional representation of money, acting both as its materiality and abstract quantification, from which it can be converted and equated to any currency. It is embedded in a global order which transcends its local specificity and symbolism. Value is assigned to a piece of paper yet it is in constant motion. It is dependent on the changing market and economic structure. This value is never intrinsic, nor is it exclusive to one nation or geographic zone. 

 

The euro is a unique form of currency which is transnational in itself. While it is a site for unity, it is also a site for exclusion, a fragmented utopia. Within it, national symbols are surrendered to the fictional representations of the bridging of nations across a continent. The bridges which appear in the euro bank notes are generic architectural syntheses of different historical styles in Europe. At the level of representation their symbolic unity is a farce.  

 

Geographies of Power (2011) is a print media project in which I reconfigure the fictional representations of bridges in euro bills. I disassemble these structures block by block and recombine them to form other fictional structures. These new imaginary bridges do not need to be functional. They do not need to pretend to cover gaps or connect anything. They do not need to be a synthesis of historical styles because they are ahistorical. In fact, they can be impossible to build because they have never existed and never will. 

 

In addition  to this project, I am showing three images from an earlier series titled Transeúntes: Disociasión urbana (2007). Both series deal with landscape and architecture, whether it is the architecture of money or our own constructed environment. 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Honors and Awards:

 

Valoarte 2010. San Jose, Costa Rica

Invited Artist

 

Premio La Joven Estampa 2009. Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba

Selected Artist

 

Premio Ingrafica 2008. Cuenca, Spain

Selected Artist

 

Visual Arts Contest, 50 Anniversary of The Agreement Between University of Costa Rica and University of Kansas, 2008 

First Place Student Award

 

Premio La Joven Estampa 2007. Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba

Selected Artist

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

Transeúntes: Disociasión urbana, 2008

Mexican Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica

 

Comissioned Mural Painting, 2008

French Alliance, San Jose, Costa Rica

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

Parsons MFA Thesis Show, 2011. The Kitchen, NY, NY

 

All Nations, 2011. International House, NY, NY

 

CAA Exhibition, 2011. Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, NY, NY

 

Odd Couplings, 2011. 25 East Gallery, Parsons, NY, NY

 

Miguelitos, 2011. Des Pacio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica

 

Bitácora de Viaje, 2011. Mexican Institute, Costa Rica, San Carlos Academy, Mexico

 

Xilo, Cien Años del Nacimiento de Amighetti, 2007. Fine Arts Gallery, University of Costa Rica

 

Cuarta Anual de Gráfica Contemporánea, 2005. National Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica

 

Education:

 

Parsons The New School for Design, NY, NY

MFA in Fine Arts, 2011

 

University of Costa Rica

Licenciate in Fine Arts with Emphasis in Printmaking (With Honors), 2009

Post BFA One Year Program in Printmaking (With Honors), 2007

BFA with Emphasis in Printmaking, 2006

 

Taller de Gráfica Experimental, Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba

Transparencias Múltiples, 2007