Sarahy Martinez

Sarahy Martinez

Sarahy Martinez (b 1970) studied at the prestigious Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana.

Of the work included in the present exhibition she has said:

Memory plays tricks on us. Sometimes we think we have forgotten, that the past has died, that ancient dreams have been passed over and then one fine day in front of a sheet of white paper thinking my mind is completely empty, objects I saw some day, songs which my grandparents sang, sorrows, hopes, materialise through the ink of the drawing …all that which is there in memory…

In my work texts taken from songs, poems and famous phrases which are part of Cuban culture acquire new significance. The hummingbird, flowers, corn, and coffee are symbols which I use to say who I am and where I am coming from.

Of these corn recurs most frequently. For me it is the beginning and the end, reality and dream, man and divinity. “All the glory of the world fits inside one grain of corn”.


Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

 Besides pursuing her own work she is Curator at the Galería de Arte 10 de Octubre in Havana.



nancy corner

tricks of mem

what water

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