MONICA MARTINEZ
My artwork draws its inspiration from the architectural forms of industrial buildings and other structures from the urban landscape. I am particularly interested in the temporary vessels used in the warehousing and dispersal of surpluses- the granaries, silos, factories and food markets that are key to an understanding of materials in contemporary time and space. In my sculptures and installations, I am trying to understand the cultural history that is also housed within these forms, working with materials that suggest the improvisation, instability and precariousness of physical systems.