Edgar Martins

Born 1977
Hometown Évora, Portugal
Lives and Works London, UK
MA, Photography and Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
BA, Photography and Social Sciences from the University of Arts, London, United Kingdom

Edgar Martins Gallery Art

Cristina Guerra Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal
R Galerie, Nantes, France
The Wapping Project Bankside, London, United Kingdom
Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan
Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City, CA
Galeria Laura Marsiaj, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

With artful composition and rigorously controlled framing; Edgar Martins creates sublimely beautiful views of often un-beautiful sites. Certain themes recur throughout Martins's work: a sense of place and a sense of alienation from place, a sense of mystery, and a sense that something unsettling has just happened or is about to happen. As he states, "My work is a journey of recognition: space, as our object of understanding, is changing and because of this one needs to find a new critical language that supports it, and a new system of knowledge from which to derive our glossary of life. In my work there is a permanent ambivalence between poetic failure and the promise of success."

Courtesy of the Aperture Foundation

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