A veces pasa / Solo exhibition by Miguel Marina at the Centro Párraga in Murcia

Miguel Marina

A veces pasa

Centro Párraga, Espacio 2. Murcia

Curated by Ángel Calvo Ulloa

Opening: 18/05/2023 - 29/06/2023

Attached to the cumbersome heading of painting, the truth is that the way in which Miguel Marina approaches his work gives rise to various points of interest that go beyond this, sometimes, redundant and self-absorbed territory. The manual question, not ascribed to a hackneyed vindication of craftsmanship, emerges at every moment of this process as much as the evocation of mental images, of memories linked to longing and lost paradises. Miguel Marina invokes memories that perhaps have never belonged to him one hundred percent, but which configure a familiar imaginary that links him to them.In his hurried way of applying paint, there is a painstaking prior preparation as certain as the loss of control, which he very often assumes to fall. That is why A veces pasa means assuming that random happy moment when the accounts come out. Marina is not the first painter who will conceive painting as a sort of living organism which also makes decisions. He does not issue opinions, but seeks for explanations in many things that happen during the long and silent hours in the studio.

Sometimes he puts together a selection of recent works. In principle, it is not much more than that. But what perhaps stands out is that, beyond being this his first solo show in an institution, his painting is currently facing a process of definition and autonomy that aggravates it. A veces pasa, suggests specific scenes and sensations such as the sonorous drawing of bells ringing, or mud's application with own hands on the wall of a house to which he links his childhood memories. Maybe that is the reason why the large windows that link Space 2 of the Centro Párraga with the outside of the building justify the appropriateness of presenting here these paintings. They hang in the exhibition room finding their replica outside.


MIGUEL MARINA (Madrid 1989) has participated in residencies such as Casa de Velázquez (Madrid 2013), Piramidón Centre d'Art Contemporani (Barcelona 2016), Real Academia de España en Roma (Rome 2017-2018) and Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa (Bilbao 2019).

His work has been shown in exhibitions as part of institutional projects such as Una historia del arte reciente (1960-2020), Fundación Juan March, Cuenca 2021, Pintura: renovación permanente, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid 2021, Lanzarla al aire, Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa, Bilbao 2020, Generación 2020, La Casa Encendida, Madrid 2020, La radice del domani, RABASF, Madrid 2019, Processi 145, Academia de España en Roma, Rome 2018, XXIX Circuitos Artes Plásticas, Madrid 2018 and Miguel Marina/Manuel Eirís, Fundación DIDAC, Santiago de Compostela 2018.

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