Crossing the Line

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CROSSING THE LINE (by Andréz Martínez)

My work for the past three years has been dedicated to researches and propositions revolving around the ideas of traditional conventions used throughout the history of painting to interpret and represent the space from the plane or physical surface of the support material to the notion of illusory depth. In the intervened
photographs and objects that ensemble this recent project there is other intention. I found several archives of pictures taken by me in trips to Jujuy, Córdoba and Uruguay that for some reason were kept in storage, asleep and awaiting for the moment of this essay.
I digitally and manually intervene the images of landscapes, cutting lines and geometrical figures on sites that were sacred for civilizations that inhabited the Earth before ours. Lines, triangles, circles, they invade these landscapes virtually or imaginarily, as in a lucid dream, giving them again oneiric, magical and poetic characteristics. At the same time, these lines and symbols in the photographs come to volume by invading our everyday reality. The real and the imaginary, the profane and the sacred of symbols, the body and the psyche that by observing the images see themselves transiting these sites without leaving their own place.

Andréz Martínez
1979 | Montevideo, Uruguay
Lives and works in Buenos Aires

School of Fine and Visual Arts in Maldonado, Uruguay

2017 | Quimera Galería, Argentina
2017 | Praxis Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 | Elsi de Río Arte Contemporáneo, Argentina
2016 | Centro Cultural Kavlin, Uruguay
2016 | Prima Kunst Gallery, Kiel, Alemania
2010 | Julia Karp Gallery, Barcelona, España

2012 | Pro Culture Funding Award Maldonado Council, Uruguay
2012 | National Painting Salon Bartolomé Mació First Exhibition for the Expansion of Young Art
2006 | Mention at the CTC-ORT Painting Salon, Uruguay
2002 | Mention at the II Patrimony of Uruguay Photography Salon
2002 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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