Saturday, November 25, 2017

Martin Solymar: Loud Silence

Wednesday 29 November, 2017, from 7 pm, at Alice Yard

Artist Martin Solymar has been at residence at Alice Yard for the past two weeks. On the evening of Wednesday 29 November, he will present a series of new works created in Trinidad, and give an informal talk.

All are invited.

Interests in music, nature, mythology, ghosts, and the construction of narratives are all at play in Solymar’s works. During his stay in Trinidad — divided between Port of Spain and Blanchisseuse — he has spent much of his time observing people and their interactions with social spaces and each other. He considers the resulting artworks to be “person to person” conversations with meanings encrypted by experiences and memory. His fascination with intersections between his own Norse heritage and Caribbean folklore takes form in a series of runes — not carved in stone, but constructed from natural found materials — installed at Alice Yard alongside painting and sculptures.

About the artist:

Martin Solymar (b. 1981) is a Swedish artist who operates within the fields of painting and sculpture. He took his Masters in Fine Arts at the Valand Academy in 2012, and is based in Gothenburg. He has a keen interest in the Caribbean and trying to find focal points in Norse mythology and Caribbean folklore.