Alicia Martin – biography
Alicia Martin was born in Madrid in 1964. She is one of the most important artist in Spain, who works in various disciplines such as sculpture, photography, video, drawing and installation. This is the field in which his work was the most prolific and recognized in the international art. In the early 90s he began working with books, which have become one of the elements that characterizes it.
Parasitos – Alicia Martìn – La Haya, 2012
The books are the raw material of which he made most of his works, compositions and photography, video editing, and especially the large sculptures in which hundreds of books make big structures created ad hoc ( site specific ) to a museum or exhibition. The book ‘s centennial as a vehicle for transmitting culture, universality and provide the daily work of Alicia Martin powerful symbolic interpretations and therefore more.
Libri Come – Alicia Marìn – Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Roma, 2012
I care for its universal character, anyone, regardless of age, culture, language sees a book and know what it is ; and its essence anthropological and ergonomic. It’s an object that stores and records time and space. Witnessed the transition and human thought and built to be managed and somehow gives eternity to content. The book ” is ” to read and has many readings as people who read it.
Singularidad – Alicia Martìn – Inside, Ciudad de la Cultura de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela
The intervention in 2003 at the Palacio de Linares , a stream of books out the window , mark a turning point in his career , which has asked for more services , despite a first impression of homogeneity each work has again an intense reflection and preparation. On the origin of the books used in his work , Alicia Martin highlights the interest in his used book , which has already been read and interpreted , at least once , but each project come from a different place, editions obsolete printing errors and collective donations.