Natalia Gonzalez Martin

Las Soledades

February 12–March 12, 2022

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<em>Las Soledades</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Las Soledades</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Las Soledades</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
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<em>Las Soledades</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
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<em>Las Soledades</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Las Soledades</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Las Soledades</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Las Soledades</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Las Soledades</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
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Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Las Soledades. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

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Works

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Peripatetic / Peripatética</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 33 1/8 x 23 5/8 inches (84.1 x 60 cm) 34 x 24 inches (86.4 x 61 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Desire's Reality / La Realidad Del Deseo</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (60 x 41.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (61.6 x 43.8 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>This One Won't Sting / Esta No Pica</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (60 x 41.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (61.6 x 43.8 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Who Needs Garments? / ¿Quién Quiere Abrigo?</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (60 x 41.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (61.6 x 43.8 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>On Loneliness / De La Soledad</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches   (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Only What's Necessary / Solo Las Que Hagan Falta</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches  (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>In Her Hand She Holds Temptation / En Su Mano, La Tentación</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed
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Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>The Thorn and It's Fruit / La Espina y Su Fruto</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Wanderer / Caminante</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Even Love Needs Something To Touch / Incluso El Amor Necesita Algo Que Tocar</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Moonlight (Cluster) / Luz De Luna (Racimo)</em>, 2020. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Moonlight (Jewels) / Luz De Luna (Joyas)</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Succumbence / Sucumbición</em>, 2020. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Running Through / De Paso</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>One Alone Breaks The Fasting / Una Basta Para Romper El Ayuno</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (21 x 14 cm) 9 x 6 1/2 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm) Framed
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Transient Gems Raced Through The Skin / Gemas Preciosas Se Deslizan Sobre La Piel</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (21 x 14 cm) 9 x 6 1/2 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Peripatetic / Peripatética, 2021. Oil on panel, 33 1/8 x 23 5/8 inches (84.1 x 60 cm) 34 x 24 inches (86.4 x 61 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Desire's Reality / La Realidad Del Deseo, 2021. Oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (60 x 41.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (61.6 x 43.8 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. This One Won't Sting / Esta No Pica, 2021. Oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (60 x 41.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (61.6 x 43.8 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Who Needs Garments? / ¿Quién Quiere Abrigo?, 2021. Oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (60 x 41.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (61.6 x 43.8 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. On Loneliness / De La Soledad, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches
(43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Only What's Necessary / Solo Las Que Hagan Falta, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. In Her Hand She Holds Temptation / En Su Mano, La Tentación, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Loves Me Not / No Me Quiere, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin.
The Thorn and It's Fruit / La Espina y Su Fruto, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm)
17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin.
Wanderer / Caminante, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin.
Even Love Needs Something To Touch / Incluso El Amor Necesita Algo Que Tocar, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin.
Moonlight (Cluster) / Luz De Luna (Racimo), 2020. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm)
12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Moonlight (Jewels) / Luz De Luna (Joyas), 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Succumbence / Sucumbición, 2020. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Running Through / De Paso, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. One Alone Breaks The Fasting / Una Basta Para Romper El Ayuno, 2021. Oil on panel, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (21 x 14 cm) 9 x 6 1/2 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Transient Gems Raced Through The Skin / Gemas Preciosas Se Deslizan Sobre La Piel, 2021. Oil on panel, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (21 x 14 cm) 9 x 6 1/2 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm) Framed

Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Peripatetic / Peripatética</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 33 1/8 x 23 5/8 inches (84.1 x 60 cm) 34 x 24 inches (86.4 x 61 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Desire's Reality / La Realidad Del Deseo</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (60 x 41.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (61.6 x 43.8 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>This One Won't Sting / Esta No Pica</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (60 x 41.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (61.6 x 43.8 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Who Needs Garments? / ¿Quién Quiere Abrigo?</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 23 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (60 x 41.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (61.6 x 43.8 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>On Loneliness / De La Soledad</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches   (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Only What's Necessary / Solo Las Que Hagan Falta</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches  (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>In Her Hand She Holds Temptation / En Su Mano, La Tentación</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed thumbnail
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Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>The Thorn and It's Fruit / La Espina y Su Fruto</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8 cm) 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (43.8 x 31.8 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Wanderer / Caminante</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Even Love Needs Something To Touch / Incluso El Amor Necesita Algo Que Tocar</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Moonlight (Cluster) / Luz De Luna (Racimo)</em>, 2020. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Moonlight (Jewels) / Luz De Luna (Joyas)</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Succumbence / Sucumbición</em>, 2020. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Running Through / De Paso</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm) 12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>One Alone Breaks The Fasting / Una Basta Para Romper El Ayuno</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (21 x 14 cm) 9 x 6 1/2 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm) Framed thumbnail
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. <em>Transient Gems Raced Through The Skin / Gemas Preciosas Se Deslizan Sobre La Piel</em>, 2021. Oil on panel, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (21 x 14 cm) 9 x 6 1/2 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm) Framed thumbnail

Steve Turner is pleased to present Las Soledades, a solo exhibition by London-based Natalia Gonzalez Martin that features recent paintings which depict women in close-up detail. Of the seventeen works on view, there is but one that depicts her female subject from head to toe. The rest focus on various parts of the body–a hand, a foot, a pair of hands, legs, a torso or a face. Some have droplets of water on their skin; some hold fruit that drips juice, and all are draped in cloth or their own long hair. The subjects are demure, yet seductive and appealing. They have an ageless quality,  a cross between a 1940s pinup model and an Eve from a Lucas Cranach painting. As Martin paints with luscious oils on wood panels, she depicts skin tones of creamy white with accents of pink and red with just the right satin finish. This makes her figures elegant, smooth and refined. Her compositions are inspired by Christian narratives as well as “Desert Mothers,” women who lived ascetic, solitary and spiritual lives in the fourth and fifth centuries in the region of the holy land. According to Martin, “I  wanted to present an updated image of the Desert Mother, to look at their choice of having an unconventional life as wanderers who lived outdoors, and in so doing, to address contemporary isolation.”

Natalia Gonzalez Martin (born 1995, Montejo de la Sierra, Spain) earned a BA in Painting at City & Guilds of London Art School (2017). Her work has been featured in a solo and two-person exhibitions at Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva (2021) and Quench Gallery, Margate (2021) as well as in group exhibitions at Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2021); Hannah Barry Gallery, London (2021) and Guts Gallery, London (2021). Las Soledades is Martin’s American debut solo exhibition and her first exhibition with Steve Turner.

Born 1995, Madrid, Spain Lives and works in London


Education
2017
BFA, City & Guilds of London Art School

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2022
Las Soledades, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2021
Artissima Fair, Torino, Italy (with Galerie Sébastien Bertran)
I saw Something Else Under The Sun, Galerie Sébastien Bertran, Geneva, Switzerland
I Am Unsure As To If It Is Still Alive, Quench Gallery, Margate, England

Group Exhibitions
2021
Run With The Wolves, Lawrie Shabibi Galerie, Dubai
Tree and Leaf, Hannah Barry Gallery, London
A New Artworld, Guts Gallery, London
Les Dances Nocturnes, East Contemporary, Entrevaux, France
Old Friends, New Friends, Collective Ending, London

2020
Pending…, San Mei Gallery, London
Always Winter, Brooke Benington Gallery, London

2019
Absinthe #3, Collective Ending, London Artsy x AucArt: Best New Now

2018
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Slaughterhaus Print Studio, London
YICCA 2018, Hernandez Art Gallery, Milan
9 Artists, London

Residencies
2021
Autumn Residency 2021, CobXPLOP, London

2019 AucArt Lab Residency, London

Bibliography
2022
Ch’ien, Letha. “Natalia González Martín Creates Surreal Visions of Solitude through Religious Iconography,” Artsy, March

2021
Donati De Conti, Elisabetta. “La Guida Completa Ad Artissima,” Elle Decor, November
Bonner-Evans, Bella. “A Feast For The Eye,” FAD Magazine, December
“Run With The Wolves,” Art Plugged, December
Jeff. “Artist Spotlight: Natalia Gonzalez Martin,” Boooooooom, July
Angelos, Ayla. “Interview,” It’s Nice That, April
Woodward, Anna. “Podcast Episode,” The Artist Contemporary, March
Starbuck, Richard. “Artist Interview,” Floorr Magazine, Issue 19