Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Arturo Herrera (Venezuelan, b. 1959)

Behind the House III, 1999

Wool felt

Four parts, installed: 102 x 296 in. (259.1 x 751.8 cm)

Restricted gift of Nancy and Sandy Koltun.

New York- and Berlin-based artist Arturo Herrera’s practice includes collage, relief, wall painting, photography, and felt wall hangings. Abstraction and open-endedness are common threads in the artist’s multi-dimensional oeuvre because Herrera believes that they can create a type of visual communication with the viewer. In his felt works, such as Behind the House III, Herrera cuts shapes out of a piece of fabric and then pins the fabric to the wall, recalling the drips and splatters of a Jackson Pollock painting.