“The digital world has come a long way in recent decades. Digitization has brought art closer to many more people; it has crossed borders”
Do you think that science and art belong to everybody? Both art and science are present in our daily lives; sometimes we are aware of what surrounds us and what happens, but other times EVERYTHING goes unnoticed. The stress, the rush, the noise just to name a few, are things that distance us from science and art. Art and science have the power to change schemes, break down barriers, homogenize languages, unite distances, bring people closer…; In short, it helps us to move forward and to grow, also to thank for everything. If we open ALL our senses in trying to live intensely at all times, in all places and with the people we appreciate and love, we can discover the powerful impact that art has on our hearts; and this is science.
With which project do you participate (in the exhibition), what are the elements it consists of and what is its symbolism? In this exhibition I participate with the work “Between paintings”. It is a work from “Anclas” collection. This collection is made up of art works where the main objects are anchors, ships or part of them. The reasons for this collection arises from the need to capture the hard work of sailors and fishermen; the passage of time captured in the oxides of their anchors and the repair of these damages caused by adverse climates and the passing of the years.
What message do you want to send with your participation and what are your future plans on art? I am excited to be able to show my works in Greece, a country that has always attracted me a lot for its landscapes and because of its people. Art began with me as a hobby and, although I dedicate many moments to create and it has come to occupy a large part of my daily life; my main interest in my works exhibition is them to be seen by a sensitive viewer and to make him vibrate. My painting acquires its singularity in the dialectic figuration/abstraction. On the one hand, I approach the forms of Spanish realism that emerged during the 1980s through a broad thematic register that covers the human figure, still lifes and urban and natural landscapes. On the other hand, this entire figurative structure is stressed through the exploration of abstraction’s own resources. This dialectical condition of my work ultimately translates into a split of the pictorial in two planes: the representational or constructive, and the expressive or deconstructive
How important role does the digital world now play in the approach to art? The digital world has come a long way in recent decades. Digitization has brought art closer to many more people; it has crossed borders. Although I consider this a positive fact, since it allows us to have many more inputs in less time and opens us to the world; it is also interesting to be able to see the works physically in an art fair or in a gallery. This fact not only implies “seeing”, but maybe includes planning a trip, surrounding yourself with people with similar interests, talking to them, meeting different people (perhaps from different countries), enjoying looking at the works (looking at the themes, the strokes, the tonalities, the material, with a specific light). Maybe you can taste a snack accompanied by a drink while the pleasant music plays, and even stroll around the exhibition streets once the visit is over. If there is an opportunity, I prefer and recommend to attend the exhibition in person; which offers us a much larger range where all the senses are involved and make the experience COMPLETE.
What do you think about new trends in art? There are many ways to see the world and to interpret them; I think that new trends are welcome if they are respectful, add up and contribute.
Marta Carceller Massana
The artist was born in Barcelona in 1977 and is a mother of 4 children. At the moment, the family lives in Barcelona, the city that has seen her grow up and where the small studio where she works is. Marta’s academic training has revolved around music and she graduated in psychology, which has helped her to internalize, explore and identify her own emotions, in order to capture them on a canvas. She is a self-taught painter; As a young girl, began to be interested in this form of art, but couldn’t dedicate intensely because of her other occupations. Little by little she started stealing time from other things and opted for what filled her the most.
As a result of the tragic death of her husband and father of her 4 children, the artist began to focus even more on this exciting world and realized that what he had encouraged her to do was what fulfilled her and what she needed; to stop the world and learn from herself, from her own mistakes and to take the time to explore her own self. Marta’s full dedication began as a result of the confinement due to the Covid pandemic; The incident gave her motivation and meaning, confinement gave her the time, and her children and Alex, her life partner, gave her encouragement to continue on this adventure. The subjects of Marta’s works are varied, from landscapes to portraits. She tries to reproduce everything that makes her feel, that makes her vibrate in a special way and makes her feel alive. She is passionate about making the everyday beautiful.
The art of painting allows her to experiment with different materials and textures, but basically she uses acrylic paint and canvas as a support. She knows how she will start a work, but she doesn’t know how it is going to finish. For her, the act of creating has a clear starting point, but as she progresses and delves deeper into it, it becomes a truly exciting and extremely enriching adventure. Learning and discovery is constant. For her, it’s a pleasure to be able to transmit to her work viewer a small portion of what she feels when painting surrounds her and how this intimate act of creating feels like.