Renowned for introducing interesting artists, the Michael Hoppen Gallery will unveil an exhibition of photographic portraits in December by Mexican artist Eugenia Martinez, exploring her native country’s multi-layered identity and turbulent history. “Working with Mexican portraits of the past, Martinez incorporates quotes from politicians, song lyrics and slang, in different shades of white, into her portraits to create a hypnotic and even optical effect,” comments Michael Hoppen.
The artist, who names Frida Kahlo as an influence, has recently been exhibited at the Galeria de Arte in Mexico and Ramis Barquet, in New York. Her beguiling work is crafred with precision and lingers long after viewing.
Set over three floors in the heart of Chelsea, The Michael Hoppen Gallery is renowned for nurturing the careers of new and interesting artists, alongside acknowledged photographic masters.