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A Bubble in Time

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A Bubble in Time Alberto Martinez 

A Bubble in Time Alberto Martinez

Limited Edition Print

Giclee on Paper

Image size: 380mm x 285mm

Edition Size: 195 Worldwide with 10 Artist Proofs

Available formats:

  • Paper print mounted in a warm white double mount
  • Paper print framed in a black frame with warm white double mount

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“When an artwork of mine takes about two months from start to finish, that piece is more than oil colours on a piece of fabric. There’s an intimacy built after weeks of just the two of us. Nights, days together. It witnesses all sort of happenstance going on with me and around me. Like a good friend, it talks back as well. It challenges me. Comforts me. Care for me…

I’m grateful to you for been my companion all this weeks, dear friend. It’s time for you to meet the world and make friends of your own. Hope to see you again in this life…”

Alberto Martinez (El Flaco)

A Bubble in Time

The sudden appearance of COVID 19 took the world by surprise. Different countries, and even differing parts of the same countries, took diverse approaches; however, lockdown was a theme with most. We were put in a position where we had to live in a kind of bubble; for some of us our own bubble. I was one of those. It gave me time to just stop with what was “normal” life. It made me create a bubble where I was in a state of peace, reflecting on my life, and what I have been doing with it. Outside of my bubble, I could see how nature started to take over in many parts of the world. Venice waters got clearer, birds and all sorts of insects and wildlife had time to “breathe”. That’s the metaphor of this piece. For a few months we were all more in balance with the natural world around us; life turned even more beautiful from both inside and outside of ourselves. I hope this image can make us reflect on what happened, and how we can be better in the future…

Alberto Martinez: If Alberto Martinez had followed in the footsteps of his father …a tractor driver is exactly what he would have been!  Alberto was born in a very small Cuban village in 1977, surrounded by sugar cane plantations. This was where Alberto first delved into art, drawing the steam engines pulling the cane laden trucks.

Alberto was fortunate to be encouraged by family and friends, who recognised his artistic potential, which led to Alberto obtaining a place at the Fine Arts Academy, ‘Oscar Fernandez Morera’ in the beautiful city of Trinidad. He initially studied sculpture, but switched to painting when he started experimenting with oil on canvas. His knowledge of sculpture is still very influential in his use of shapes, spatial composition and overall style.

Alberto had a number of exhibitions in Cuba after graduating before he made the transition to Brighton, England in 2005, where he continues to live and work.

Blessed with a great sense of humour and fun he says he inherited from his dad, his work starts with an initial idea which he tends to develop in the small hours, when ‘rational thinking is asleep’. Alberto has a very surrealistic style, a blend of wit, imagination, hidden meaning and nuance, exploring the issues of modern man through landscapes and cityscapes, littered with dream-like imagery. He distorts reality in support of fascinating narratives, reflecting his keen sense of history, also his understanding of political science and the changing nature of the global society.

Alberto’s work is distinctive by his use of colour, incredible detail, wit, humour and a variety of intriguing elements that intertwine to challenge our conventional views of the world. He draws inspiration from the challenges presented by his move to England in his intricately crafted stories.

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