Lisson Gallery

Carmen Herrera: Paintings on Paper

New York, 7 March – 13 April 2024

Carmen Herrera: Paintings on Paper artwork

Lisson Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings on paper by Carmen Herrera (1915–2022), all made within the last ten years of her life. These hard-edge geometric compositions rendered in two or three bold hues reveal the late artist's mastery of color and form. Originally trained as an architect at Universidad de la Habana in 1938–39, Herrera considered drawing an essential element of her practice. By the final decade of her creative output, she had refined her painting practice into a rigorous three-part process. First, Herrera would draft rough sketches with rulers, pencils and colored marker pens on gridded paper. She then translated these preliminary drawings into more formal paintings of acrylic on paper, adjusting the forms and colors such that they became fixed compositions. Finally, some of these works on paper would be copied into scaled-up paintings on canvas, while others would undergo further modifications of color, structure, and orientation.

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