Exhibition 9 May — 15 Jun 19

PATOIDOLIA: #pinturadepatos

Lourdes Martínez: End of residency show


The possibility of disassociating and assuming without underlining, to produce a space that isn’t dominated by these words.

End-of-residency exhibition
May 9 – 7:00pm

Performatic activations by work/chapter:

Actions based in the realization of a series of works, as crucial apparatus to access the image of the patoidolia as a constellation of a trauma.


Martínez currently focuses her research on a precise subject, a seemingly innocuous and relatable figure: the duck. The factoids she digs up work slowly like a puzzle, parsing together a map of deep inquiry into fundamental questions about human interpersonality considering subject positions, relationships, geographical displacements and survival strategies. Martinez’s resultant paintings and sculptures function within a similar logic –attractive bright colors, impulsive strokes, and characters seem friendly and easy, but exude an uncanniness pointing directly to meta-cultural and existential problematics.


Based on the body as a thread of manifestations, duck painting proposes paradigmatic tensions and emotional conjunctions between painting, aesthetics and asymmetries.

Every duck is a place.


*Patoidolia, acute variation of pareidolia; to see ducks (patos) where there are not.