I am attracted to experimentation, expressing myself freely in the frontier of what is real, what is fantasy, what is uncertain. I never dream when I sleep. My dreams appear when I am awake. I dream about the world within other dreams and I imagine the world within other worlds. I believe that the artist’s fundamental role must be to make people dream. Physical objects, realities and perceptions coexist with non-physical objects in the same space and time. I seek the internal, fantastic and mysterious images that transcend the certainties to which we are accustomed.
Martín Yebra was born in Madrid but spent his first fourteen years in Sidi Ifni, a small Southern Moroccan town. He studied as a programmer and Computer systems analyst in Madrid and discovered his passion for painting in 1984. Since then, Martin has displayed his work at a variety of venues including public and private cultural centers, town halls, galleries and multi-purpose art spaces.
The Series “Landscapes in a Singular Time”, arises from the search for a new vision of nature. A nature which, if it were to exist, it would do so in another time and space. In a concrete context, existence is a mutation that escapes the order that governs the course of things. In these creations the images of the world are never as the eyes see them and learn them. The images replace reality itself with the dream of reality.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017- Oils. Castilla Cultural Centre. Villa de El Escorial City Hall. Madrid. Spain 2016- Oils and Mixed Media. Patronato Municipal de Cultura. Hoyo de Manzanares. Madrid. Spain 2015- Un Mirada a lo Imaginario (A Look at the Imaginary). Quevedo Theater. Madrid. Spain 2012- La Gran Ciudad. Casa de Cultura de San Lorenzo. Villa de El Escorial. Madrid. Spain 1992- Oils. Madrid’s Manuel Macias Gallery. Madrid. Spain
2018- Pre-Basel Collective Exhibition 2018. Canvas Miami Gallery. Florida, USA 2018- Boston International Art Show. Boston. USA 2018- Alternating Current. Raw Space. Florida, USA 2017- Moving Signs. Raw Space. Florida. USA 2017- The Plate Project. Raw Space. Vero Beach. FL. USA 2017- Street Art. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. Spain