Matilde Marín · 23.07.2015 - 21.09.2015

Undetermined landscapes

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Matilde Marín’s aesthetic ideas and projects always transcend the mere exercise of art, which long ago achieved in her an undisputed degree of skill and refinement in the elaboration of images. Her current production is focused on the role of the artist as a “witness”, recording stories about the world we inhabit, as well as situations that are related to the pure landscape and its natural or artificial alteration.

Undetermined Landscapes is her new work that includes 5 photographs that lead to a timeless journey to unknown destinations with few geographical references. These landscapes emerge apart from the viewer who contemplates the horizon as the main itinerary. Photography operates as a record and the artist’s interventions as a trace of her passing, which incite us to question whether the landscape always awaits us with the same form or finds different forms to present itself to our subjectivity.

Undetermined landscapes will be exhibited together with the series The imaginary trip of Kazimir Malevich, which consists of 16 intervened photographs that present the product of a search and a multiplied discovery of suprematist forms in contemporary life. Through figures that trigger his memories of the painting of the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, Marín takes photographs of different places and then draws, retouches and projects on the image some of these fundamental shapes – the black square, the black circle, the rectangle and the white circle-, in such a way that we see them freed from any ties to nature, transmitting the sensation that they can appear wherever the mind and hands produce them, as signs of the human capacity for radical creation.

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