║ María Martínez-Cañas ║

© María Martínez-Cañas, Untitled #71, from the series Duplicity as Identity: Enigma series, 2009

© María Martínez-Cañas, Untitled #123, from the series Duplicity as Identity: Enigma series, 2009

© María Martínez-Cañas, Untitled #76, from the series Duplicity as Identity: Enigma series, 2009

The photographs of María Martínez-Cañas are among the most visually and semiotically complex images of our time – and even, one could argue, of the entire history of the photographic medium. They require the kind of sustained attention and interpretation that we are more used to bringing to works of literature than to works of visual art. Quite literally, her pictures need to be read as much as looked at, since their meanings are embedded in both their overall appearance and their individual images, as well as in the interrelationships of these macro and micro levels of looking.” (…)

excerpt from “A Storm of Images: The Photographs of María Martínez-Cañas” by Andy Grundberg

More of María’s work can be seen here