From 25th July to 31st August gallery closed on holidays. We are still working online.
A visit to Marta Lafuente studio
How would you define your work?
I work from, and with, photography, which is the reference point to display my poetic vision. I usually work from a motif of my everyday life, from a memory. I sometimes use serigraphy, intervening on paper with classic drawing tools to experiment with various printing supports, such as canvas, plastic, cardboard and collage. I am interested in confronting the more trivial mechanical reproduction techniques of contemporary media with the more traditional techniques of painting and drawing.
Could you tell us about your creative process?
I try to give my pieces a poetic strength in which the theme revolves around the individual and the way it becomes conscious of its own existence. I do not try to capture the fleeting moment, but to talk about absence and memory instead. My scenes depict absent characters, astonished witnesses of this world, of the hours and the days, and perhaps of a time gone forever which, still, seems to be embodied and present, as a remnant of eternity. I also try to face silence and immobility.
Could you tell us about your most important artistic projects?
One of the projects in which I could express myself the better was DEEP, an animation produced with Berberecho Productions. There is a version of it with a reading of a poem by Leonard Cohen, who gave us permission to use it, and another with a poem about loss by my son, who wrote it after my father’s death.