Biography

Born in Maracaibo (Zulia State, Venezuela), on September 29, 1978, Wilmer Herrison is a Venezuelan painter. He is currently based in Paris. 

At the age of 23, he leaves for France where he begins his studies at the Louvre School. There, he studies the techniques used in the ancient frescoes, as well as the painting of the Italian primitives, developing a particular interest towards Baroque painting, Impressionism and Contemporary creation.

At the age of 32, he obtained early recognition in his native country, exhibiting the same year in two national museums; The “Funda Museo de Barquisimeto” and the “Juan Astorga Anta” Museum of Modern Art in Merida (Venezuela).

Wilmer Herrison has developed a unique technique that combines, at the moment of the genesis of the work, a work of pictorial matter, the effects of color and a particular practice of drawing. In the fresh painting, the artist draws long straight lines distributed in crossed nets. Here the drawing has no separating function, but acquires its own autonomy as a “linear object”. The strong visual effect obtained with this “other” design goes beyond the usual characteristics: limit and contour.

He has also introduced his work into the world of design by collaborating with Italian lens designer Piero Massaro and developing a line of jewellery inspired by the enigmatic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.