Nata nel 1962
data inserimento in W.A.D. 12/2022
I am Laura Martinez, since childhood I showed interest in drawing, mathematics, creation. I have architecture studies, and in my training I had some courses: electrical technician, fashion, painting, engraving, ceramics. They all appear in the profile of my artistic constructions. My visual research and aesthetic structures are always directed to the deep continuity of the intertwining, materially imtrapped in shapes, content and colors that project themselves into reversible conceptual questions in architectural spaces and to the spectators, for example.
Mexican, naturalized Brazilian, I am a visual artist who prioritizes from this context transform my experience into visual manifestos.
This is due to the powerful clashes from my native Mexico to Brazil – in Porto Alegre and São Paulo – transforming my works of art into grids of sensitive experiences.
My paintings, the initials of landscapes and calla lilies, show my admiration for Mexican muralists.
In these relations between matter, chromatism and concepts I try to establish concreteity in all modalities, from painting to ceramic procedures. But on occasions it is possible that it does not sprout, not cool, does not anneal or anneal cooks poorly as a kind of destruction-consummation of the work of art when the catastrophe subsides.
In all artistic modalities I explore and build – painting, ceramics, sculptures installations, engravings, extramural art, monotypes, drawings, fashion, artist book, intertexts a realism and/or a magical baroque; flowers, butterflies, copper threads in tangled curtains and veils, leaves, masks, bodies and heads.
By exploring the malleability and chromatism of copper yarns, in crochet, to prolong in drawings by mating them to ceramic pieces on the pretext of drawing in-air cartographies that refer to my roots and my history. The wires – metallic, such as copper or aluminum, of threads to sew or and already in the painting of tree bark paper yarns – as support to reinforce the construction, reconstruction, representation and installation of my creative activity.
I sit my freedom and fly every time I hold the brush and walk through the canvas, discovering spaces, releasing affections/effects, creating and provoking reactions.” Not only in oil but in all techniques/materials directly related to painting: monotype, watercolors, coal.
Ceramics is my companion, my doing, my way to create, to fulfill my feelings, desires and dreams.
Visual artist, Mexican naturalized Brazilian, I had the first contact with art in the city of Porto Alegre in 1986. In the 1990s, I participated in courses and exhibitions at the Casa Lamm Cultural Center in Mexico City, winning several awards. I continued my background in painting at the Museum of Modern Art and with Mexican landscape painter Luis Nishizawa. Currently, I dedicate myself to utilitarian, artistic ceramics, as well as to sculpture and painting. I use copper wire bringing to my works the learning obtained from my mother as a child, crochet. I weave the thread in ceramics and in this way I speak of my roots and tell my story, synthesizing my experiences. My works have been exhibited in Brazil, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Canada.
Individual exhibitions: 2001 – Restaurante El Chisme – Mexico City (MX) 2018 – Weaving my roots – Malu Serra Gallery – São Paulo (SP). 2022 – Subjective Glow
– Contemporary House; São Paulo (SP) – Archety Secrets – Malu Serra Gallery; Sao Paulo (SP)
Collective exhibitions: 1986 – Arte Capela Porto Alegre (RS) 1999 – Watercolor, Casa Lamm; 2000 – Abstract Painting. Universidad Iberoamericana (MX) 2007 – Painting UNAM FES Acatlán (MX). 2015 – Carrousel du Louvre – Salon Art Shopping Paris França 2016 – Offering of the Dead – Artistic Direction – Memorial América Latina,(SP). 2017-Biennale Internazionale d’Arte di Bari and Metropolitan Area – Italy; – Ceramic Dressing – Uruguay Space – (SP). – 2019
Transcend An Artistic Vision of Circular Dance. Painting. Inter Continental (SP);
– Ceramic Art Show. Maria Antônia USP University Center. – XXXI Art Show. British Brazilian Center (SP). 2020 – Resistance of Art Gallery – Casa Expo – (SP).
2021 – Ceramic Dressing, 2nd edition New Gallery Art Contemporary – (SP); 6th Ceramic Universe Exhibition – Municipal Museum Socorro (SP). 2022 – 14th Major Exhibition of Bunkyo Art Craft and Contemporary Art. (SP) -1ra Literary and Cultural Feria. Invisible. Museu da Energia Itú, (SP) – 3ra Hexart, ALSP, (SP)
– Sculptures for all, Central Place, Embú das Artes, SP – Matres Festival Internazionale Di Ceramica Femminile “VISIONI” and “DESIGN”, Vietri sul Mare and Cava del’ Tirreni (IT) – Exhibition of Artistic and Cultural Exchange Brazil – Taiwan, Cultural Center of Taipei, (SP) – EQUINOX, Contemporary Art Week, Selection Curatorial Project Rocío Rivadeneira, Iberoamerícana Presencial and Virtual Exhibition – National Anthropology, Plexi Gallery, (SP). 2023 Project exhibition WHIRLWIND / TORBELLINO / REDEMOINHO. Sub Solo Art Laboratory & Truth Gym Gallery Vitoria, BC Canada
Awards: 1997 – 2nd place Design – Casa Lamm; – 1st place Oil Paint – Casa Lamm – Cd. México (MX). 1998 – 1st. place Painting – Casa Lamm; 2nd place Drawing of Human Figure, Casa Lamm, Cd. México (MX) 2015 – 9th Great Bunkyo Art Exhibition. Bronze Art Craft Medal (SP) – 1st place in the 30th anni Circolo Italiano – Osasco (SP); 1st place – II Ceramic Universe Exhibition and 2nd place – Look Art Exhibition of the Year – Alesp. 2017. 11th Grande Arte Exhibition Bunkyo Silver Medal Contemporary Art (SP) 2018 – Honorable Mention- III Ceramic Universe Exhibition – Alesp; Gold Medal in Ceramics – VIII International Visual Arts Exhibition – Alesp. 2019 – 3rd Place – IV Ceramic Universe Exhibition – Alesp; Ceramic Silver Medal – IX International Exhibition of Visual Arts – Alesp;
3rd place – Primavera Exhibition Cia. Arte Cultura – Alesp; 2nd place in Ceramics
– Exhibition Olhar – Alesp. 2020 – 3rd Place in Ceramics – 10th International Exhibition of Visual Arts Union of Plastic Artists and National Committee of the International Association of Fine Arts – City Hall of São Paulo; 1st place in Sculpture – 5th Ceramic Universe Exhibition – City Hall of São Paulo. 2021 – 1st Place Sculpture and participant in the Final Challenge of Ultime Artist of Musasky
Gallery (SP) – 1st Place Ceramic XI International Exhibition of Visual Arts. SINAP/AIAP. Cultural Center Prof. Lauro Monteiro de Carvalho e Silva, Mogi Mirim. (SP) 2022 – 1st Place Ceramic High Temperature – VII Ceramic Universe Exhibition; 3rd place in ceramic place – Salon of Art Life – British Brazilian Cultural Center (SP).
Works in collection: Nostalgia – Pinacoteca de São Bernardo do Campo (SP). La Mexicana – Memorial América Latina, São Paulo (SP).
Participations in publications: 2021 Ceramic Transgressions, pag. 96 e 97. – 2021 Pintura em Tempos Sombrios, 2022 – An Experience between Plots and Shapes. Mão na Massa (Hand in The Mass) Magazine, Fire Arts. No. 63, pag 6 and 7.
Presentation: 2022. An Experience between Plots and Shapes and a Work Shop: Weaving Wefts. CONTAF, Foz de Iguazu, PA.
Courses: 1986 – Painting course. Arte a Capela. Porto Alegre. 1987 – Ceramic Painting Course, São Paulo 1997 Painting course. Casa Lamm, Oscar Gutman; Drawing Course. Casa Lamm, Oscar Gutman, Cd. Mexico. 1998 Engraving Course. Cd. Mexico. Free Art School; – Oil Painting Course. Museum of Modern Art, Patricia Soriano Cd. Mexico; Human Figure Drawing Course, Casa Lamm, Francisco Messeger; Painting Course, Casa Lamm, Francisco Messeger. 1999
Watercolor Course. Lamm House, Carlos Nakatani. 1999-2000. Abstract Painting Course. Ibero-American University; Cd. Mexico. 2001 Engraving Technique Course. Printing Museum, Francisco Limón; Toluca; – Techniques and Materials painting Workshop Museum Luis Nishisawa, Toluca (MX). 2004-2007 Painting and Drawing Course. UNAM FES Adriana Melo; Naucalpan (MX). 2014 Ceramic Screen, Silvia Barros, Atelier Regina Esther, (SP) 2015-2016 Ceramic Enamels I y II, Flavia Vanderlei, SENAI, São Bernardo do Campos; 2012-2017. Taller de Cerâmica, lathe and manual modeling, Hideko Homma, Tania Smith y Acacia Acevedo; (SP) 2014-2017 Taller de Cerâmica, Kenjiro Ikoma, Itapecerica da Serra (SP) 2015-2018 Taller de Pintura, Geanete Reinis, (SP). 2019 Design and Creativity, Norma Grinberg (SP); Sculptures of Heads, Luciano Almeida, CONTAF. Jordan Fields; 2019-2021; Enamels I to IV, Rubén Alexander Pela, Foundry and Sculpture of Human Figure, Israel Kislansky, Museum of Image and Sound of São Paulo; 2020-2021 Colagem, Renata Cruz, Instituto Tomie Otake, (SP); 2020-2023 Painting: Practice and Reflection, Paulo Pasta, Tomie Otake Institute, (SP); 2021 Ceramic sound instruments. Jesú Peralta. Argentina; 2023
Ceramic Safari Work Shop, Curaumilla Art Center (Valparaiso, Chile).
Thoughts of Freedom, Autumn
2018 – 38 x 20 x 21 cm, 32 x 17 x 18 cm – Electric lathe and manual modeling with porcelain, painted with enamels of own preparation with two burns at 1000 °C and 1240 °C with vase fabric 1 aluminum wire, vase 2 with copper wire
2017 – ze of the work: 60 x 45 x 7,0 cm – Work performed in electrical lathe and manual modeling in national porcelain, with two burns 1000 °C and 1240 °C painted with own enamels and waved with copper wire
2021 – 25 x 35 x 20 cm – Work performed in electrical lathe and manual modeling in national porcelain, with two burns 1000 °C and 1240 °C painted with own enamels and waved with copper wire
2018 – 50 x 30 x 30 cm – Work performed in electrical lathe and manual modeling in porcelain and white clay, with three burns 1000 °C, 1240 °C and 880°C, painted with own enamels and gold details and waved with copper wire.
2019 – 60 x 30 x 15 cm – Manual modeling with red and white clay, with burning 1100 °C with copper wire