About the Artist
Portuguese by birth, Edgar Martins grew up in Macau (China), where he published his first novel entitled 'Mãe, deixa-me fazer o pino'. In 1996 he moved to the UK, where he later completed an MA in...View Profile
This ultra-realistic specialist training centre is not just a simulacrum of contemporary British towns, it is also a metaphor for the modern asocial city.
Nothing moves in or out these buildings.
The urban fabric fades into the twilight, forcing us to fill in the absences that the night relentlessly exposes.
An ambiguous game of identity and relation is played out, a game which encompasses an enigmatic assemblage of everyday life, transmission and flow, dislocation, bewilderment and solitude.
The real has become unreal. Or is it the other way around?
My images depend on photography’s inherit tendency to make each space believable, but there is a disturbing suggestion that all is not what it seems.
This process of slow revelation and sense of temporal manipulation is crucial to the work.
High Street, from the series A Metaphysical Survey of British Dwellings (with Otto Nooa)
- Framed: Edge, Aluminum, Other
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