Patoidolia, Mexico City
May 9 | 7 pm
Lagos, estudios y residencias para artistas
Laguna de Tamiahua 3
Anáhuac I Sección, Mexico City, 11320, Mexico
The possibility of disassociating and assuming without underlining, to produce a space that isn’t dominated by these words.
Martínez currently focuses her research on a precise subject, a seemingly innocuous and relatable figure: the duck. The factoids she digs up work slowly like a puzzle, parsing together a map of deep inquiry into fundamental questions about human interpersonality considering subject positions, relationships, geographical displacements and survival strategies. Martinez’s resultant paintings and sculptures function within a similar logic—attractive bright colors, impulsive strokes, and characters seem friendly and easy, but exude an uncanniness pointing directly to meta-cultural and existential problematics.
Her exhibition Patoidolia presents the result of her duck painting [pintura de patos], developed at Lagos during her three-month residency.
Based on the body as a thread of manifestations, duck painting proposes paradigmatic tensions and emotional conjunctions between painting, aesthetics and asymmetries.
Every duck is a place.
*Patoidolia, acute variation of pareidolia syndrome; to see ducks where there are not.