Francesca Marti is a talented artist that was born in Sóller in Mallorca. Emerging on the Spanish art scene in the early 1990s, with solo and group exhibitions in Palma, Barcelona and Madrid, her work was soon featured in international galleries such as Paule de Boeck Fine Arts in Belgium, Galeria Altair in Palma de Mallorca and Bruton Street Gallery in London.
In 2007, Marti’s exhibition in the Spanish pavilion was awarded First Prize by the grand jury at the X International Biennale of Cairo in Egypt. The achievements continued, with her solo exhibition named ‘Echoes’, taking first place at Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s prestigious competition in 2008.
“Human expression in all creative dimensions generate culture,
awakening values so ever necessary within our society”
Francesca Marti’s recent work poses questions for mankind about what it means to be a human today, including aspects of migration, communication, social responsibility and how we express the divide between a traveller and refugee.
This year, the inspirational artist showcased her third solo exhibition named ‘Energy Ray’ at the acclaimed Gerhardt Braun Gallery in Palma. The exhibition featured two distinct series of works, drawing international crowds to the venue.
The first section was dedicated to unseen paintings from the mid-1990s, depicting the cycle of life in the hills near the town of Soller in the north of the Serra de Tramuntana. Meanwhile the main spaces of the gallery showed recent sculptures, installations and photographs from Marti’s ‘Believers’ mixed media series, where human figures can be seen migrating through cities, gathered together in crowds or standing alone. It can be said that they can be viewed as escaping persecution, or celebrating new horizons, where her artwork focuses on the human dynamic of behaviour.