TEARS

A BOY IN AMMAN I
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Mohamed, Martí performance Tears

“Francesca Marti’s work is about that instant of rebirth, a realm where the body can finally emerge as a solid living object. By using the strength of light and nature, the human body further influences the world for which it is destined. The potent expressions of her figures acknowledge this inner light. Together with Marti’s colours, they hint at a life that can be seen as the crystallisation of existence. ”
Giuliana Stella, curator and art critic Rome, 2009

“The tears and holes are going deep into myself. Open and profound, looking to darkness and obscurity.” Francesca Marti

Francesca didn’t talk about her rough ideas regarding her Tears Project until after she visited Petra in Jordan. Her conversation included detailed descriptions of the atmosphere, the light, the colours of the earth and the particular Arabian smells. This was all in connection to the ancient, incredible concept of people in search for shelter. Digging holes and turning them into homes. Building churches and temples into solid rock.  Roland van Dinten, May 2007

A BOY IN AMMAN I During some hours in green.. Ilusion 1 Ilusion II

Thespia I (green) Thespia II (blue) Thespia III (yellow) Diptic"Deep into the ground"

“I have closely followed her work over the years. Whether she uses a pencil, a paint brush or a video camera, her work is coherent … and instantly recognizable as by Francesca.”

Maria Lluisa Borras, art critic, 2008

 “To tear a canvas was one of my greatest hesitations. In a way it’s destroying a piece of perfect craftsmanship. But to see a large canvas in front of me is like a big wall. Calling out its own destiny, a need for openness, to discover what is inside and what is behind the first layer. For me, it created an enormous freedom, a space to breathe.” Francesca Martí, Thoughts in Petra, 2007

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Con ocasión de presentar en la National Gallery de Amman su proyecto “Soul“, Francesca Martí y yo tuvimos la ocasión de visitar las milenarias ruinas de Petra. Y fue allí delante de los monumentales templos y tumbas escabados en la roca en donde la emoción y la sorpresa provocaron en F. Martí todo un torrente de ideas que compartíamos y que no tardaron mucho en convertirse en este nuevo proyecto que con nerviosismo y devoción vi nacer en el estudio de la artista. Asombrada por los irregulares huecos de las montañas, puerta de entrada a estas tumbas y templos, siguiendo su propio institnto, F. Martí, decide oradar sus grandes lienzos, y de aquella penumbra que vivimos dentro de las rocas nabateas, la artista vivificará ese oscuro interior con la forma y la mirada de una figura que en silencio nos interroga. Siguiendo su propia instrospeción, se nos dice, que “Tears” no es otra cosa que un primer rastro en la búsqueda de su propia esencia, un primer paso que convertimos en “ECHOES”, ese proyecto de rotunda presencia que tuvimos la oportunidad de mostrar en 2008 en el museo Es Baluart Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Palma de Mallorca.  Manuel Romero del libro Borders of Reality.

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