Natalia González Martín Creates Surreal Visions of Solitude through Religious Iconography
Letha Ch’ien | March 22, 2022
Natalia González Martín’s latest body of work splashes in the uncanny valley, reveling in the reality of painted droplets and the surreality of their shadowless environments. Individual body parts appear in unspecified yet sensually specific moments. A hand holds grapes, a foot steps on grass, bodies sit contemplatively. Painted in oil, Martín’s works refer to the long European painting tradition in medium and also in iconography. A frequent visitor to London’s museums, Martín often draws connections between the past and the present.