|Cuándo:||26 may de 2013 - 07 jul de 2013|
|Inauguración:||26 may de 2013|
|Dónde:||Deweer Art Gallery / Tiegemstraat 6A. Otegem / Zwevegem, West-Vlaanderen, Bélgica|
|Organizada por:||Deweer Art Gallery|
|Artistas participantes:||Enrique Marty|
Enrique Marty's vast oeuvre includes paintings, videos, watercolours and sculptures, and presents itself as a veritable exploration of the hidden side of the human soul through an obsessive registration of its behaviour in all its possible expressions. Marty (b. 1969, Salamanca, Spain; works in Salamanca) draws on the characteristics of amateur visual language and mass communication, and focuses on phenomena such as the unlimited recording and reproduction of personal experiences and popular narrative techniques. The artist does not interpret but entirely, and solely, focuses on recording, at a speed and intensity that is not coincidentally reminiscent of Goya. Marty's oeuvre is an encyclopedia of so-called normal human life, a comédie humaine with dark overtones.
Shortly after his participations at the Biennales of Venice in 2001 and 2005 and at one of the last great exhibitions by the late Harald Szeemann in MoMA PS1, New York (2003-2004), the artist was introduced by Deweer Gallery to the Belgian audience. Soft Cockney is his fourth one-man show at Deweer Gallery after the spectacular solo shows of 2006, 2008 and 2010. The exhibition brings together some 15 life-size sculptural portraits of tattooed persons.
Enrique Marty has had further solo shows at, a.o., the Reina Sofia Museum/Espacio Uno in Madrid (2001), Musac (Léon, ES, 2007), Gemeentemuseum (The Hague, NL, 2008) and Fundacion Antonio Perez (Cuenca, 2011). He has also participated in major group shows at MoMA PS1 (New York, 2004), ZKM Karlsruhe (2008), Palazzo Sant'Elia, Palermo (IT, 2007), L'Art en Europe in Domaine Pommery (Reims, FR, 2008), S.M.A.K. in Ghent (BE, 2011) and CSULB, Long Beach.
An illustrated catalogue is published at the occasion of the exhibition. It contains an essay by Dr. Stefanie Müller, curator at the Kunsthalle Mannheim, who presented a one-man show by Enrique Marty in 2010 and an interview with the artist.