Martha Jimenez participates in collective exhibition at United States
Camagüey- A collective exhibition, where the artist Martha Petrona Jimenez Perez takes part, will be open to the public from October 13 to November 2 at Agora Gallery, located at 530 West 25th Street, New York, United States. The opening ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 18, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Creating a sizable body of work that ranges over a variety of media -from paintings to sculptures, to ceramics, to etchings- Martha Jimenez is interested in the anthropology underlying the works she makes as much as with the formal experience of looking at her art.
Her overt allusions to canonical works and styles, often minglinf several art-historial inspiration into one piece, reveals a willingness to examine how art occupies a relational space in the modern world, as opposed to the ways works were related to in earlier times. Nonetheless, however firmly rooted and informed by works by works from a previous time, the importance of Jimenez's oeuvre lies in the way she recreates these visual precedents, allowing her contemporary intuition to comment on what might otherwise become stolid, academic copies.
In “Untitled 2”, for example, history becomes a kind of template for the artist's work, a record of endeavor that the contemporary mind can freely enter into (and modify) in accordance with a more experiential logic. The jester-like figure Jimenez depicts won't remind you of anything, though you'll feel connected to it instantly.
Martha Jimenez has been awarded in several national and international competitions and holds the UNESCO Prize since 1997. She is a member of LASA (Association of Latin American Studies), UNEAC and has the Fidelio Ponce de Leon Distinction.
The works of this artist remain exposed in several countries such as Germany, France, Dominican Republic, Canada, Czech Republic, China, France, England and the United States.
Author: Roger Rodriguez Martin
Source: Studio-Workshop Martha Jimenez
Published: Monday, 4 Sep, 2018