Art Spotlight: Maria Martinez-Cañas

Art Spotlight: Maria Martinez-Cañas

EstructurasTransformativas SI 034

See Maria Martinez-Cañas’s work in WTP Vol. VI #5

An abstract collage with a red circle at the bottom and white shadowy lines
EstructurasTransformativas SI 034 by Maria Martinez-Cañas

pigment print
20” x 16”, edition of 3

Maria Martinez-Cañas brings a sense of her own history and past, as well as a fresh and experimental attitude, to all of her work. Her medium can best be described loosely as “photo-based” in that over the last thirty years she has employed virtually every photographic medium in realizing her ideas. Although her work can be technically elaborate, the process never gets in the way of the forcefulness and impact of her imagery. She was born in 1960 in Havana, Cuba, and because of the revolution her family moved to Puerto Rico when she was an infant. She attended college in the United States, and received a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1982 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1984. Subsequently, she moved to Miami where she lives and works in the Little Havana section.

Courtesy of the artist and the Saul Gallery.

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