Victoria Martinez
As an interdisciplinary artist, I compose and structure mixed media ephemeral collages. My objectives are to establish urban environmental interventions within abandoned spaces, on my own and in collaboration with the people who live in close proximity to these spaces.

I collect and incorporate into my art works samples of items such as discarded encyclopedias, textiles, kitschy articles, as well as ‘found’ entities indicative of urban environments and Mother Earth, for example boxes of fabric, string, photographs of flowers…

Perhaps to many people the articles/items that I use in my art are superfluous and disposable. However, when I discover these materials in abandoned spaces, I think of these items in terms of giving them a chance at potentially better and longer lives.

There is ‘mystery’ in all of these things; I will never know or entirely understand the history behind the commodities that I find as I explore in dusty warehouses or leaf through texts from aged journals. This process is fascinating to me. I relate this to the ‘feeling’ of calm air before the spontaneous, ejection of a speeding bullet or the intuitive anxiety of darting after the falling candy from piñatas.