Lima, Perú · 15.09.2017 - 18.09.2017
Matilde Marín is characterized by the thoroughness with which she adopts various techniques in the elaboration of her works, which include both photography and video, as well as engraving and installation. Her ideas and aesthetic projects always transcend the exercise of art itself, and in any case, she achieved a great degree of indisputable skill and refinement in the elaboration of images long ago. Marín’s current production is focused on the role of the artist as a “witness”, thus recording stories about the world we inhabit, as well as situations related to the pure landscape and its natural or artificial alteration.
The Artist’s Book is itself an artwork and not a means of disseminating a work. This means that the book is no longer a simple vehicle for the transmission of its content: it is an object-book inextricably linked to both expression and meaning, it is an object created entirely by the artist. The Artist’s Book series performed in a performative way looks forward to prolonging and enriching the passage of the white pages and their interventions, favoring an intense but intimate and private relationship between the artist and the visual reader so that each one of us imprints our character and spirit.
Matilde Marín (1948, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a Swiss-Argentinian artist, graduated as a sculptor at the School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. He continued his engraving studies at Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich, Switzerland. She has made numerous solo and group exhibitions, such as: Una línea continua. Temas sobre el paisaje, Museum of Fine Arts of Neuquen, Argentina (2014); Arte como palabra, Sicart gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2014); Dos Contrastes, Del infinito gallery (2013); Proyecto Pharus, Patricia Ready Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile (2012); Itinerarios Visuales, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009); among others. She has received many artistic awards, such us: Jorge Romero Brest to the career, Argentina Association of Art Critics (2009) VII Biennial International Prize for Cuenca, Ecuador (2001); Salta Award, Salta, Argentina (1999), Leonardo Creation Award, Argentina (1997) Konex Platinum Award (1992); First Biennial Latin American Prize of Puerto Rico (1988); Honor Award, Engraving National Institution, Argentina (1985), among others. She published numerous texts and artist books. Her work has been also featured in various publications such as: En la palma de la mano- Artistas de los ochenta- by Victoria Verlichak (2008); No sabe – No contesta, Prácticas fotográficas contemporáneas desde América Latina, by Rodrigo Alonso, Cazali Rosina, Maria A. Lovino, Liliana Martinez (2008); among others.
She lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.