Works for sale
On the artificial nature of borders, and the inability of man to live without them
ON THE ARTIFICIAL, LIQUID AND EPHEMERAL NATURE OF EVERY NATION
About two opposite ways of understanding agriculture and life.
ON THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF MOVEMENT AND THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF EXERCISING IT
Graduated as Civil Engineer at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2002. After traveling 4 months through India with a backpack Martín de Lucas decides to put engineering aside to devote himself completely to art.
In 2001, he became one of the five founders of Boa Mistura, a multidisciplinary artistic collective rooted in urban art with which Rubén worked until 2015, carrying out projects in South Africa, Spain, Norway, Germany, Algeria, Mexico and Brazil.
In January 2015 he began his solo career developing a body of work whose focus is, what the artist calls: “landscape and associated behavior”. Under this heading there is a discursive line that questions the behavior of humanity and its links with the territory, studying in his projects subjects as the gradual reduction of space for wildlife in “The Naked Trace“, the overpopulation in “Genesis 1.28”, the arti cial character of the borders in ”Minimal Republics”, the liquid nature of the concept of nation in “Iceberg Nations” or the dichot- omy between industrial agriculture and natural agriculture in “The garden of Fukuoka”. His work enjoys international influence and strong institutional recognition.
- Numerous institutional exhibitions in Spain and presence of several works in public collections: Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Spain, M Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation, Marcelo Foundation, AXA Winthertur Foundation …
- International personal exhibitions, at Hôtel Gallifet with SPRING, Aix-en-Provence (2020), Museu Zer0, Portugal (2020), Lianzhou Photography Museum, China (2019).
- Exhibited in many international festivals: Art Paris (2021), LA Art Show, USA (2021), NY Art On Paper, USA (2020), HEL-PHOTO. Helsinki Photo Festival Finland (2019), LAGOS PHOTO FESTIVAL. Nigeria (2019)
- Many awards, as well as Public Award and Tribew Award at CIRCULATION(S) European Photography Festival (2019), Centquatre, Paris (2019) and International Photography, EMERGENTES, Braga, Portugal (2018)