A trip through the creativity of Marta Jimenez at the Manos Gallery
Author of several sculptural ensembles that give the Camagueyan Plaza del Carmen a unique atmosphere, the sculptres, painter, ceramist and engraver Marta Jimenez Perez (Holguin, 1948) exhibits these days a selection of her pieces at the Manos Gallery, from Cuban Association of Artisan Artists (ACAA).
The Trip, is titled the exhibition in which, with a curatorship by Yaniel Perez, the artist tests her craft in each of these artistic manifestations, by means of a set of pieces that include some belonging to the series The Longing of my Mother ( 2010), The Secret of my Goats (2016), Pilgrims (2016) and The Circus (2019).
The magical universe full of poetry that has been enriched with talent and tenacity in years of work, now comes to life in the building located on the boulevard of Obispo Street, with those characters and scenes full of deep lyricism and, sometimes, meaning of humour.
Bronze, ceramics, canvas and cardboard are the supports on which she has given free rein to her imagination, making use of her command over different techniques, among which silk-screen printing also appears here.
In the Cuban capital, Marta Jimenez made a personal exhibition last December during the Ceramic Biennial of the Hispanic American Center of Culture and, last May, in the midst of the actions of the XIII Havana Biennial, she donated a large-format sculpture, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the founding of the city.
This is added to the numerous pieces of her, nestled in public spaces in the city of Camaguey, her adoptive home; as well as those located in Germany, France, the Dominican Republic, Canada, the Czech Republic, China, the United Kingdom, the United States and Turkey. The Trip will be open to the public at the Manos Gallery until October 15.