“SA AMING NAYON 4”
“SA AMING NAYON 4”
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 24”
Nostalgia during the glory Days of the Pearl of the Orient. Simplicity and beauty reflected in Rural & Urban Life. A retrospective of the beauty of our heritage. A few steps backward will reveal the beauty of the art piece. In closeup it seems to be abstract while as you step backward the imagery of the artwork will reveal itself. Similarly looking back at he glory days of our country.
Judeo R. Herrera, His style may be too blatant, as one both versed with realism and abstraction, he seems quite obsessive with his splats of paint and his use of “this ash-like tint” in his works. With an explosion of his sub-conscious lies a certain fluidity which is constant among his images. The foreground is what the subconscious is to the viewer. Judeo’s works may not even be decorative or described as pretty. What makes these pieces come alive is its narrative is deeply rooted on his experiences channeled through his own artistic terms; from an artist who is not a product of your typical western fine arts degree or from the current city art scene. His not showing commercially does not mean he is not willing to accept an invitation not to be part of where the action is. A subject void of color which is almost stainless in effect may not be of sadness or of blandness but of liberation. Judeo’s careful attention to his hues, how colors are well coordinated against his images as his imagery continuously evolves, his involvement digs deeper and his palette becomes more gray in urban treatment. (Excerpts from “A Colorless Soul for Judeo Herrera” by Jay Bautista, philvisualarts.blogspot.com) A teacher by profession he graduated both Bachelors in Education and Fine Arts major in Advertising. Through the years he has won major awards such as back to back Grand Prize in ArtPetron 2005 & 2006 , 2nd Place in the PLDT-DPC National Visual Arts Competition, and as Finalist in SHELL NSAC and MADE (Metrobank Arts and Design Excellence). “ I paint not to be SEEN but to SEE and let other people SEE as well”. Painting is an avenue where in he believes he can freely channel or express his ideas regarding certain subjects, issues and commentaries. He believes his art will always be a part of history in its humble way, history perceived through his own unique world and express it through his own verse. He is currently an instructor of Fine Arts in the University of his Hometown.