join us in bringing the joy back to Portland
Trendy 3rd Thursdays
local artist pop up at Bellini's skin and parfumerie
Roberto Herrera is a painter and sculptor who focuses primarily on surrealist and cubist perspectives. As a child Roberto was intrigued by the architecture and sculptures of his home, the "Paris of South America", Buenos Aires, which stimulated a passion for visual arts. His first serious tutelage was under the Argentine master surrealist D'Bruno, whose theories of balance, harmony, and proportion are reflected in Herrera's own artistic interpretations.
Herrera's ongoing exploration of cubism began under the tutelage of Manuel Izquierdo, a well-known sculptor in the Pacific northwest. Izquierdo's various techniques left a lasting impression in Herrera, shaping his work in sculpture as well as expanding the scope of his painting. In his cubist works, Herrera is free to reduce a subject - human or environmental - to its simplest form, the beauty of its basic lines.
With all his creations, Herrera's guiding inspirations have been spherical shapes which provide softness and harmonious balance, and life-giving colors such as earthy sienna and beige, sky blue and fiery orange. He utilizes striking, unusual angles to represent the intersection of contrasting elements, whether they are lines, people or cultures coming together in unexpected ways. Diversity is an important subject, blending the world as one universal painting. Herrera lives and works in Portland, Oregon. His original paintings and sculptures are regularly featured in local and international art shows and his commissioned murals and portraits are on permanent display.
nob hill and the alphabet district
Just a few blocks away from Old Town, the Alphabet District is home to the Nob Hill community. On Northwest 23rd Avenue, many businesses are participating in our 3rd Thursdays on NW 23rd event. From 5pm to 7pm on the third Thursday of each month, the street will host various pop-up businesses, local artists and musicians to bring the joy back to Portland. Join us at Bellini's Skin and Parfumerie to sip some Bellinis and sniff our niche perfume. We would love to see you!