A HOMMAGE TO RODIN| Marta María Pérez Bravo

Take “The Kiss” sculpture by Rodin as quoted, using the body as moving sculpture, as a tool of spirituality and love as a constant. The “Tribute to Rodin” consists of a video projection of a black and white (1. 1 / 2 minutes long, edited to loop) projected onto a block of marble, 12 x 12 pages, together with 12 color photographs 12 x 12 pages eggshell paper printed with images of selected video frames.
 

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MARTA MARÍA PÉREZ BRAVO
A HOMMAGE TO RODIN

2009
Color Print on cotton paper acid free

Polptych of 12
Edition of 12 + 1 Edition Proof + 1 Exhibition Copy
12 by 12 inches each

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT
Always used my body as central to my work. It is the “raw materials” that labor. My photographic work arises from the interaction between the body and the concept. As this concept is foreign to the body generally, it causes there is a gap between representation and my own identity, which makes the final photos are not strictly self-portraits. Do not use the picture to represent things, but to represent the idea of the things I want to impregnate my subjectivity and my spirit, knowing that these things have their own spirituality.

BIO
MARTA MARÍA PÉREZ BRAVO(1959 - ). Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico. Backgrounds:1984-79 Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana, Cuba. 1979-75 Academia de Artes Plasticas San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba. Selected Solo Shows: 2010: A Hommage to Rodin, | EDS | GALERIA, Mexico City Mexico. 2007 Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, Spain. 2005 Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain. 2004 Galeria Horach Moya, Mallorca, Spain, Luis Homs Gallery, Barcelona, Spain; Galeria Algepsar, Castellon, Spain; Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY. USA. 2002 Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY. USA, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain. 2001 BASTA  Gallery, Hamburg, Germany; Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. USA, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. 2000 Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY. USA, Gallery Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain. Selected Group Shows: 2010 Afro-Modernism: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England; Latinas!, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, USA. 2009 Aqui Estamos (Here We Are): Contemporary Cuban Art, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. USA; X Biennial of Havana, “HB”. Pabexpo space. Havana, Cuba; Instable An Object of Desire “The Imaginary of the Breast in Fine Photography, Fratelli Alinari, Fondazione per la Storia della Fotografia. Padova, Italy. 2008 Common Waters, An Ocean Apart, Mayer Fine Art, Norfolk, VA. USA; Aqui Estamos (Here We Are): Contemporary Cuban Art “, H & F Fine Arts, Washington, DC. USA; Dialogues in Cuban Art, Fort Lauderlade Art Museum. Ft Lauderdale, FL. USA; In the Name of the Father, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Miami, FL. USA. Grants: 2009-2006 Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y la Artes (FONCA), Mexico City Mexico. 1999 Photography Award Hall, Monterrey, NL. Mexico. 1998 Guggenheim Foundation Grant, USA. ARCO Art Fair 1997, Revelation Award, Madrid. Spain