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Arturo Herrera is a contemporary Venezuelan artist. His is best known for his cartoonish collages and felt sculptures, conflating popular cultural imagery with the formal language of painting and abstraction. Much of his work is open-ended and provocative in nature, often appropriating innocent imagery such as Disney-like characters and blending them with sexual and violent themes. Life is made of just connecting things, the artist explained of his aggregate practice. Were not really clear about why we connect things. Our emotional life is a very important part of this, and I think that memory is also a very important part of this. And desire. So, when looking at visual images, you could actually be informed by association only. Born in 1959 in Caracas, Venezuela, Herrera earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Tulsa before gaining an MFA from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois. His exhibition history includes shows at important cultural institutions like the Dia Center for the Arts in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Centre dArt Contemporain in Geneva. Herrera has exhibited with Sikkema Jenkins & Co gallery in New York City, and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.