Hailing from the Philippines is an abstract artist Fitz Herrera. His works are the direct transmittal of his overwhelming emotions. Herrera fills the surfaces of his canvases with bold and vibrant colors and lines expressing the virtue of freedom.
To understand my work is to understand my present predisposition which is more tranquil yet vibrant, buoyant and open where things seem to flow naturally and seamlessly like the good music we all want plea wouldn’t stop. I stirred by these imposing feelings and flummoxed emotions which can only deal with my skillful exercise of art in order to inventively reveal in colors and motions while exploiting all the improvisational and tentative ways of abstraction.
With much delight, I express pleasurable urgency to go back each time to my canvas to relay the visceral hold of spontaneous overflow of excitement and unrestrained inner spark. For me, all the positive vibes and accommodatingly unimpeded personal and creative space afforded me the fulfillment as an artist to pare things down in my visual language which I know how to use and communicate with.
My works are the direct transmittal of my overwhelming emotions at this given time which yearns to see and understand possibilities that are perhaps more desirable. I fill the surfaces of my canvas with contents, colors, lines, gestures, and smears, and splotches, all of which constitute my assuredly formal and matured sensibilities in my medium. What permeates in my works is the presence of unrestrained freedom.
Yet with all the aesthetic expectations of formality such as texture, materiality, and process, my work resonates and abounds the qualities and the sense of effortlessness. All the while, I retain to purify and perfect my techniques as I persistently interact with my canvas, and my tools also ever paying close attention to the physical qualities of my paintings in the end.
Expectedly, I continue to set aside logic as a lens to realities. As an abstract artist, I have always been devoted to feelings and this is evident in how I allow myself to play with psyche and unconsciousness and speak earnestly and straightforwardly from my heart to share my inner views of existence.
His influences include Bernardo Pacquing because of the palpable sense of freedom which is gleaned from his work as well as Cy Twombly, Bernardo Paqcuing and national artist, Jose Joya.