García de Marina

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García de Marina

Opens: 23 Sep 2021

Explore de Marina's visual poetry

Meet the artist

Meet the artist

Using everyday inanimate objects, photographic artist García de Marina, conjures dream-like imagined scenes that personify his props – to fairytale effect. A firm believer that language can limit the personal interpretation of art, he leaves his works untitled, inviting viewers to ruminate on their meanings and contextualise each piece with unique lived experience. The Spanish artist has exhibited across the world, notably at many international photography festivals.

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The photographer names Nancy Fouts as the most important influence on his practice. De Marina wrote to Fouts who then invited him and his family to her London home. The two artists connected instantly and were planning to collaborate.

What do you and the viewers gain from not giving your works a title? Was this always a conscious decision?

What do you and the viewers gain from not giving your works a title? Was this always a conscious decision?

"Not having a title leaves room for interpretation and reinterpretation. Showing my work in different countries has made me realise that I’m using a universal language. But more complex interpretations of the work often result from cultural differences or the unique experiences of the viewer. The meaning of an image can be strongly influenced by the time in history, the place in the world, or the social context where it’s being viewed. The meaning can completely change depending on those circumstances – that’s something that really interests me."

Want to learn more about the artist? Read our interview with him below...

Snap Decisions: Introducing García de Marina
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Snap Decisions: Introducing García de Marina

23 Sep 2021

Spanish photographic artist García de Marina is new to Hang Up. Here, we talk with him about giving objects new meaning, what it feels like to have a retrospective, and why he doesn’t give his pieces titles…

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