Salomón Huerta is a contemporary painter and print maker currently based in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and grew up in the Boyle Heights Projects in East Los Angeles. Renowned for his colorful, finely detailed portraits of the backs of people’s heads, he has also produced minimalist paintings of suburban homes; traditional, front-facing portraits of professional boxers and masked lucha libre wrestlers; and still life compositions that juxtapose handguns with household objects. He applies a rudimentary vocabulary of geometric shapes and just a few colors of varying shades, confronting the viewer with a disturbing sense of homogeneity and sterility.
Huerta’s work was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the United States, Europe, and Latin America. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, among others. He is currently represented by There There in Los Angeles and the Louise Alexander Gallery in Porto Cervo, Italy.
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Untitled (Persian Blue House), 2004
Color aquatint etching
Somerset soft white
Paper size 24¾" x 37¾"
Edition of 30
UNTITLED (OCHRE HOUSE), 2004
Color aquatint with drypoint, scrape & burnish. 21 3⁄4 x 44”, Edition of 30
UNTITLED (VERMILLION HOUSE), 2004
Color aquatint with drypoint, scrape & burnish. 35 1⁄4 x 33 1⁄2”, Edition of 30