Mare Nostrum: fragili vita.

"Hay un gran poder en lo indeterminado" — Cy Gavin

 

Mediterráneo: un mar en medio de la tierra. Cuna de culturas, del arte y la filosofía, escenario de mitos, leyendas, hazañas y descubrimientos. Para muchos artistas, desde William Turner a Wolfgang Tillmans, el mar ha sido un tema inagotable.

Un mar que esconde su esencia en las profundidades y adquiere vida propia: Respira, cambia su estado de ánimo -desde la más completa calma a la tormenta más violenta- y continúa, a día de hoy, revelando gradualmente al ser humano sus secretos.

A lo largo de siglos, hemos consumido de forma voraz sus recursos, llamándolos dones del mar. Y nos olvidamos de la fragilidad de esta hermosa vida que hoy está perdiendo rápidamente su antigua belleza y fuerza.

Nuestro mar se encuentra en una situación en la que muchas especies vegetales y animales están al borde de la extinción debido al cambio climático, la sobrepesca, la contaminación plástica, el hormigonado de la costa, etc.

Y este es un peligro planetario.

El Mediterráneo representa sólo el 1,5% de la superficie terrestre, pero concentra casi todos los problemas potencialmente catastróficos para todo el planeta.

La exposición  ......  y el proyecto Marítima arrojan luz sobre las actividades de aquellos que nos revelan esta vida en y alrededor del mar, estudian la problemática actual y tratan de encontrar soluciones.

Combinando los esfuerzos de científicos y artistas de arte contemporáneo, llamamos la atención del público sobre los problemas ambientales del Mediterráneo, y sobre la importancia de comprender los secretos del mar.

Mediterranean Sea Bio Indicator

Andreco

Sea water Bio-indicators, is a series of works made by Andreco from 2016 to 2017. Is made from acrylic painting on paper and a limited-edition screen print serie. The artwork is an iconic representation inspired by the shape of the living Benthic Foraminiferal assemblages.The Foraminifersare used by the scientists as bio-indica-tors of anthropogenic activities in a coastal area of the Mediterranean sea. The Benthic Foraminiferaget affected by the pollution in the water and by the temperature rise, so it can revel the anthropocentric pollution in water and giveinformation about the Mediterranean sea water quality.In particular this work was inspired by a scientific study made in costal area of Palermo, Sicily. Where the ecosys-temic approach has provided a complex picture of biotic and abiotic variables that contribute to outline the environ-mental features, where foraminiferal assemblages seems to be affected by the enrichment in organic matter.Andreco’s artwork is a tribute to the environment and a re-flection on the complex relation between the humans and the ecosystems.

Organismi

Silkscreen, 1 layer Old Mill paper 300 gr. 70 x 100 cm, 2018

Limited edition of 21

It’s no longer we who cross the land, the border, the sea; they are the ones who cross us.

Marco Godinho

Estrechándose

José Saborit

This is the piece that I have prepared exclusively for

the Maritima01 project.

The marine landscape stretches on, metaphorically.

Two black stripes that lead to the end of representation (two curtains that close the scene) and compress and narrow the landscape down, reducing it

to a smartphone format that ruins and detracts that

in the sea which lives without format: that which in

turn is our life.

 

Estrechándose. 2020

Óleo sobre lino

195x195 cm.

  

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The Prophecy

Fabrice Monteiro

Fabrice Monteiro’s well-known projects “The Prophecy” focuses on environmental devastation in Senegal and comes from a personal experience.  Being a photographer, he came up with the idea of mixing art and culture to speak the same language with the locals and raise awareness of the existing issue among them. This is how “The Prophecy” photographic project, that reflected on environmental disaster and the consequences of excessive consumption was conceived in 2013. Following up with “The African Prophecy”, Monteiro’s objective is to take the concept around the world and create a global prophecy where all cultures and continents would be represented.

Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gr 120 x 80 cm
Edition de 10 ex + 2 AP

 


 

The sea is a constant subject of study and representation in both art and science, and yet it remains so mysterious to humans. Even with the most advanced technologies, it seems that we will never fully understand it, yet we do know that we’re destroying the life within it.

Taylor Smith

Mollusk

Ustina Yakovleva

I started creating my objects, inspired by the first experience of scuba diving among fish and corals. I also wanted to move from images to objects. At first, I embroidered round-shaped textiles and then start-ed to decorate them with coloured beads, repeating the motives of my paintings. Then I felt the need to add a tail consisting of threads, these threads re-sembled roots or long human hair. The thread is an important symbol in culture, it’s a symbol of memo-ry. This is how the objects found their present form resembling jellyfish.

Mollusk IV, 2016
cotton fabric, sugar quartz, beads, silk thread, mono thread 112 x 33 x 30 cm

 

The sea takes away my sorrows and brings me calm and serenity.

Throughout my life, the ocean has been my refuge and my meditation. 

Fabrice Monteiro

Atlas

Mariagrazia Pontorno

Photos  9X12 cm

Atlas is a series of 33 photo produced by Mariagrazia Pontorno during a 33 days performative journey on a cargo ship from Europe to Brazil, taking pictures of the horizon through a sculpture that a dear friend, the artist Davide Dormino, gave her before sailing.

 

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Taylor Smith

"My artistic practice consists of a series of attempts to unravel and re-contextualize human transformations of nature into culture, mixing bio art with printmaking, sculpture, photography and painting techniques." Taylor Smith.

 "Dunes", 2018-2019

Size: 10 x 14cm or 30 x 40cm

Medium: series of 25 photographs, printed on various matte papers

250€ - 300€

 

 "Tidal Pools", 2018

Size: 10 x 14cm or 30 x 40cm

Medium: series of 20 color photographs printed on various matte papers

 

Mi pintura surge de una mirada directa al mundo, una mirada al mundo que es casa, belleza y fragilidad. Una mirada emocionada al mundo natural que desea celebrar la presencia del aire, la luz, la tierra, el mar, la nubes, todo eso que a veces nos pasa desapercibido, oculto tras los alambiques de la cultura y la tecnología, pero sin lo que no podríamos vivir. 

Jose Saborit

Conversation with the nature. 2019

Ana Matey

2 Photoperfomance/hahnemunle paper (90x60 cm)

edition - 7 ex

"Conversations with the natural" is a work the artist Ana Matey has been developing since 2015. Thanks to different grants she managed to search under the binomium "human/nature". The project reflects on how to achieve the balance between the natural and the artificial ?. Her approach to this problem is through the action of walking, understood as an aesthetic, symbolic, poetic, philosophical, political and social practice. In this way the work is made up of physical and mental trajectories; a conceptual map that is built with each footstep understood as a brushstroke of the work.

Voir la Mer est une plenitude. 

Au dela d'être ma source d'inspiration et de fantasmes, elle est la vie sur terre.

Kalie Granier

Mediterraneo III

Elena Marti

MEDITERRANEO lll

 50X50 cm

 Papel, collage, en caja de madera blanca.

2019