Natalia Gonzalez-Martin

Natalia Gonzalez Martin (b. 1995, Spain) lives and works in London after completing her degree in Fine Art Painting at City & Guilds, London in 2017.  Borrowing the formal qualities of icon painting, Gonzalez-Martin’s work explores the inscriptions of a cultural heritage on one’s physical body and moral codes. Placed in a bucolic setting, the figures represented are are filled with historic symbolism, allowing us to pay attention to the traditions, gestures and habits we have inherited. Her work merges the characters from old fables with the constant supply of images we are subjected to daily, aiming to blur the boundaries between the divine and the secular in order to gesture towards other ways of desiring, feeling or being in the world. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include those at Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2022); Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, CH (2021); and Quench Gallery, Margate, UK (2021). Her work was featured in the following selected group exhibitions: A New Artworld, Guts Gallery, London (2021); Bathing Nervous Limbs, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh (2021); Les Danses Nocturnes, East Contemporary, Entrevaux, FR; Old Friends, New Friends, Collective Ending, London (2021); and Frozen Time, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, IT (2020). She is represented by Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, CH.