Matilde Marin visits SUNY New Paltz

Monday, October 31, 2005


The Nomadic Work of Matilde Marin


Traveling from one country to another, from one culture to another, from a technique to another is central in the life of Argentine artist Matilde Marín. Printmaker, sculptor, and photographer - Matilde Marin has been invited to give a presentation on her work on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, at 7:30 p.m., in Lecture Center 102, at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Trained as a sculptor, Marín has worked for many years as a printmaker, and more recently she has incorporated photography, video, and digital imagery into her work.

Her work ranges from obscure portraits to recollections and hand games. In Itineraries, an assemblage of photographs documenting the artist's shadow over the course of several years, in different locations throughout the world, her shadow appears in areas of photographs revealing relevant
elements from places she visited. These "portraits" or personal markings serve as a diary of her journeys. The work speaks of a nomadic life, and the photographs constitute a travel journal that's both visual and personal.

Other projects include First Games, where hands are portrayed and intervened with the artist's drawings, appearing to contain traces of hopscotch lines or a field for a game whose rules only Marín is familiar with.

Marin's projects have been exhibited at The Bronx Museum of Arts in NYC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Museum of Fine Arts both in Brazil; Museum of Fine Art in Chile, National Library of Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art in Venezuela amongst others.

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