Nicholas Herrera: Saints and Scandals - RAW VISION

Nicholas Herrera: Saints and Scandals

First published: Winter 2006

Nicholas Herrera is a New Mexican santero, an artist who makes images of saints. But his achievement is a great deal more than this: he brings to his work a refreshing and often unexpected look at contemporary society.

 


Until he began seriously making art, Herrera’s destructive lifestyle was leading him along the road that many Hispanic New Mexicans take – to imprisonment or death. After being involved in a serious car accident, however, he turned his life around and discovered that art could provide him with a means of making a living. It has now become a way of life.

 

This is an article extract; read the full article in Raw Vision #57