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 Artwork YICCA - International Contest of Contemporary Art

Universal Languajes

by Natalia Gonzalez Martin - United Kingdom


This work is a proposal for a painting-based installation consisting of two construction work-like structures in which two oil paintings will be placed. 


My practice has been primarily concerned with matter and the need of humanity to preserve it from the decay of time. Throughout the creation of fictitious organic and archaeological-like objects and their arbitrary classification, my work questions the precariousness of the established value given to objects.


An analysis of the longstanding tension between objects and society is made based on the observation of historic artefacts essentially on a physical level which are then reinterpreted erasing any symbolic value off them. The final product becomes distorted until the primal source is almost unrecognizable. Questions of ownership and collecting become palpable in my practice. 


Due to their abstracted quality the attention is dragged from the object displayed to the action of displaying, the act of confinement dictates the nature of the object as a passive being. This need to systematically classify and categorise the work generates an examination on the culture of collecting, whose incongruence is highlighted by the organic quality of the final product. The isolated creations lack of context, which consequently erases any hierarchy between them, due to this, different layers of time and space merge together loading the work with historical, cultural and iconographic references that might necessitate deciphering. 

Artwork Details

Installation - Various materials
Artwork Size - Width 170 | Height 60 | Depth 50
Created on 9 December 2017