Thursday, August 19, 2010
Marta Marcé 'Nationless' (July 2010)
In Spanish artist Marta Marcé's Centrum residency, she continued her use of colour and structure to make playful, abstract paintings. 'Nationless' used 80 small canvases reminiscent of flags offer a critical and playful reflection on nationalism. The series was made in the time after Marta's arrival in Berlin from Oct to Dec 2009. The artist hold a phenomenological, critical but also playful reflection on the abstraction forms and the national meaning of flags. In these group of paintings Marce reduced the formal to its minimum and removed all national symbols as well as applied different colours to emphasize the abstract in the paintings.