Marina Núñez

Sin título (Ciencia Ficción)

Date: 2003

Technique: Infography on lightbox

Dimensions: 130 x 130 x 40 cm

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, donated by the artist

Reg. no.: 792

Not on display

In this work, we can see what has been Marina Núñez’s main concern throughout her artistic career, the depiction of the subject and of identity as something mutable and constructed. Her work reflects her fascination for horror literature and science fiction; Edgar Allan Poe is an unavoidable reference when dealing with her work, as is the figure of the cyborg, i.e. the idea of a being half-human and half-machine.

Thus, in the work of Marina Núñez we find models from literature, essays, film and television. Although the identity and subjective questions have been constant themes in her creation, Núñez’s approach has varied throughout her career. At first, she started out mainly with oil painting and progressively explored the possibilities offered by digital technology.

This piece forms part of a series of seven cyborgs the creator produced to order of El Mundo for ARCO precisely at the time she was exploring this line of cybernetic organisms.


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