María Herreros (1983, Valencia), is graduated Fine Arts and in Illustration from the University of San Carlos.
Since 2009 she has worked as a freelance illustrator carrying out projects for clients such as Coca Cola, Reebok or El País.
Selected for the project ILLUSTRATION NOW! Taschen 5. Lunwerg, Diminuta Editorial, Ultrarradio, Norma or Dibbuks are some of the publishers that have published their works.
Exhibitions: Bootsbau gallery (Berlin), Ogaleria (Oporto), galeria33 (Santiago de Chile), ColectifBlanc (Montreal), and obtained an artistic residency in New York for Chandelier Creative.
Her projects range from illustration to comics, with a very personal style that dances between the grotesque and the beautiful. María moves away from artifice, she takes pleasure in imperfection, wrinkles, details, etc.
"We idealize beauty. When we portray someone, or see a portrait, we seek to beautify them. And it doesn't have to be that way. I like the beauty of the imperfect. I don't know if it is due to political correctness, education or excess of discretion, but we tend to idealize what we see. I paint what I see. Why does a photo without makeup shock us? I seek a balance between beauty and the grotesque to talk about social and gender issues. "