Vacaciones en el mar (Holiday at the sea), new project of Ruben Martin de Lucas
Dec 9, 2015
Martin de Lucas is an engineer who was immersed in the world of art and between paint brush and spray with his crew collective Boa Mistura has built himself a more than promising career.
Last year, we met (in the contemporary art fair Art Madrid'15) his series "Floating Village", a colorful portrait of the fragility and resilience through a journey made by the artist to Southeast Asia. Just months ago Ruben Martin Lucas finished his project "Stupid Borders", a reflection on the physical and psychological limits (social barriers, territorial, religious, ideological ...) we "build" and that determine our relationship with the environment. Now presents "Holiday at sea", a pictorial analysis on migration flows that are repeated every summer to coastal areas of Spain.
Ruben photography urban exodus the cities suffer every year and the course of thousands individuals migrating for warmth, leisure and enjoyment as if they were a huge herd. A herd that is accounted and registered as is done with animals. Also registering their habitat, sun loungers, awnings ... and rituals, bathing, cane, it appears nap ...
"I'm interested in the phenomenon, demographic and sociological level, which arises as a result of the housing boom in the Mediterranean coast. It strikes me that a great mass population that lives all year in the city, move to spend your days relaxing and rest at another location also overcrowded. If one moves away and watches from a distance, the phenomenon is not unlike the migration of flamingos or sardines in which the individual seeks shelter group. With a kitsch touch. And I find fascinating this peculiar migration, both sociological or visually level, with a catalog of fun situations so amazing, "says the artist.
The photographic/pictorical series consists of 4 blocks: "Movements", "countings", "Masses" and "Situations" and the interest in studying the impact of man on the environment and the behavior of the individual himself turned into an indirect criticism of the reason for this phenomenon and its impact on the landscape and the generation of seasonal economies.
"Holiday at sea", from December 17 2015 to January 30, 2016 in BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery.