Gimena Herrera’s work is inspired by her real life. The lines between her artistic work and her life are very much blurred, and although that can sometimes be a problem as she says, most of the time it makes Gimena feel lucky, because she finds inspiration from what happens around her minute-by-minute, day-by-day.
In the words of Gimena:
“A butterfly perches on my index finger, the dream of the previous night, my own and others’ memories. All my paintings are, in some way, self-portraits. Places where I was, people I met and others that I didn’t, but somehow I feel close. I am inspired by the pain of living in the world, the joy of finding myself. The photographs I take on the street and those I borrow from the internet. The movies I watch, the music I listen to. Everything makes up my universe.”
Gimena understands art as a total complex without limits. Her effort is to try not to close to a single language in the world of art. She works with painting, video, photography, writing and music while exploring the limits of all five mediums.
In 2017, she won the 1st Young Artist Award of the Premier National Painting Prize presented by the Central Bank of Argentina. That same year Herrera received an acquisition mention in the Arte Vittal room, from Modos Gallery (Argentina).
Gimena Herrera was born in Buenos Aires in 1985. Her work encompasses painting, documentary photography and audiovisual production. Since 2017, Herrera lives and works in Barcelona.