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Martha Madrigal

Martha Madrigal



From an early age she enjoyed creating images, settings, characters, a mixture of fiction and reality. Her most remarkable quality was a relentless curiosity and an imaginative mind. She spent her childhood next to a family in Mexico City. Years later they would move to the city of Colima. She concluded professional studies in Architecture in the city of Guadalajara, where she became familiar with the theoretical and philosophical con-cepts of the discipline. This contact would awaken an immense desire to understand the thought that accompanies the creative genius. At the end of her degree, she practiced the profession in various offices in Mexico City, focusing on the area of design.
Over time, she saw in the visual arts the ideal medium to express the inner world that she wanted to convey. Her change towards the arts was gradual, she initially entered the area of thought, she studied a diploma in philosophy at the University of Berkeley and a diplo-ma on Heidegger at the Faculty of Architecture of the UNAM, in 2009.
In 2011 he entered the Faculty of Arts and Design at UNAM, to pursue a postgraduate degree in Visual Arts, and continued his training in drawing and painting at the San Carlos Academy and at the Saul Serrano Contemporary Art Center, at the Mexico City. Drawing, painting, and illustration were the languages that allowed her to capture her vision of the world. As of 2016, in collaboration with two artists, she prints illustrations on porcelain and textiles, under the name of Otter Sisters, the pieces are produced in Barcelona and distri-buted in design and memorabilia stores.
Along with the creation of illustrations in different techniques, she delved into abstract painting with mixed media, which has allowed her (to communicate or convey) philoso-phical concepts in painting. Her work explores inhabiting different types of accommoda-tion, whether inside fruits, or inside a skull, the emotions that this trigger and the sensa-tions that inhabiting these enclosures proposes. On the other hand, conceiving the
human body as a physical space to be inhabited is another of the topics that he commonly addresses. At the same time, contemporary philosophical thought is one of Martha's great passions and is reflected in the depth of the issues she addresses, such as in the work ava-tars, lost cities, androids, in which she questions the dimensions of reality, and
the relevance of a world that interacts with artificial life in aspects close to the natural world, such as flowers.


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