isabel m. martinez

the eye can't see itself

darkness is the light that has not yet reached us

the lag between prediction and response



quantum blink

horizon (x3)

the weekend








My work deals with the aspects of experience where the real, the known and the imagined blend. Perception
is a recurring theme within my practice. This is paired with an ongoing interest in ideas concerning notions of
time, space, simultaneity and duration. My visual interpretations are informed in part by science, philosophy
and fiction. Process and experimentation with the qualities of analogue photography, and the film negative in
particular, are at the forefront of much of my work. This leads to hybrid exercises and abstractions, and to the
making of images rather that the taking of photographs. Through these channels, my work engages with the
uncertain amid the assumed and probes the boundary between abstraction and representation.

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