Uriginal – Mis Muertos / Dead Relations
The work of Uriginal (Uri Martínez) distorts and reimagines iconic themes, classic masterpieces and lost treasures, questioning the preconceptions about good taste and beauty in the contemporary world.
My Dead Dead Relations, the individual exhibition presented at N2 Galeria, refers to the need to know our past so we can continue to build our future. Emotion and personal ties are essential in choosing the reasons for your works. In My Dead he builds his personal genealogy. He claims the connection with works that constitute for him a vision of the world that belongs to us all and that are part of the history of humanity.
Dead Relations is also related to a biographical event that has changed the way the world looks at this artist. In 2016 he suffers a huge fall that causes a traumatism and uncovers a disease especially serious for someone who dedicates his life to paint on the walls of the street: peripheral vertigo. This condition is manifestly unpredictable and causes a sudden loss of balance. In addition to the danger of an unexpected fall, it prevents the eyes from focusing correctly. The experience of visual error has led him to explore in this field. Hence we see a gradual abandonment of the mosaic, so distinctive of Uriginal, towards experimentation with glitch, a term that in computer science refers to the mistaken images that are formed as a consequence of badly coded or damaged files. In an attempt to convey to the viewer the mismatch between his eyes and his brain at the moment of vertigo, he equates the failure in the vision with the visual glitch that produces amazing images.
Uriginal uses art to investigate what unites humanity and what forces people to separate. In his style he combines elements of abstraction, pop art and articulation with a series of techniques learned in the streets, which collide on different surfaces to explore aesthetic limits.
In this exhibition, in addition, Uri has requested the collaboration of renowned artists of the stature of Miss Van or Cinta Vidal, among others, to participate in some of the works, contributing small brushstrokes that they left their own areas of comfort, as An invitation to explore new paths together.