Acecho

Mario M. Martínez

4 March 2015

Mural projection

The artist’s experience of Mario M. Martínez (Gijón, 1988) with engraving plays an instrumental role in this work, paying testimony to a specific way of conceiving the image with the freedom of other expressions like fanzines or comics.

Here the image appropriates the space, bracketing the screen’s function as a collector of gazes. In this way, animation takes over the place itself and defends its status not as a technique, but as a form of relating figures with the place they occupy, sometimes real and sometimes projected. It is no accident that the simple outlines of the figure contrast with the stain that separates its silhouette from the background, as if wishing to further amplify its participation in the surrounding environs.