NATACHA MARTINS














                                Studies For The Annunciation (The Angel Gabriel)

                                2019
                                Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
                                100 x 80 cm (ea)










                                Studies For The Annunciation (The Sacred Presence)

                                2019
                                Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
                                100 x 80 cm (ea)











                                Studies For The Annunciation (The Hug)

                                2019
                                Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
                                100 x 80 cm (ea)











                                Studies For The Annunciation (The Atelier)

                                2019
                                Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
                                100 x 80 cm (ea)










                                Studies For The Annunciation (The Invisible Wall)

                                2019
                                Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
                                100 x 80 cm (ea)










                                Studies For The Annunciation (The Temporary Intimate Space)

                                2019
                                Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
                                100 x 80 cm (ea)










                                Studies For The Annunciation (The Message Itself)

                                2019
                                Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
                                100 x 80 cm (ea)











                                Studies For The Annunciation (The Virginity)

                                2019
                                Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
                                100 x 80 cm (ea)











                                Studies For The Annunciation (The Garden)

                                2019
                                Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
                                100 x 80 cm (ea)







Studies For The Annunciation (2019) is a nine painting series that depict the moment of announcement and new conception.

Through the ecos of pictorial discourse embedded in Chatolic Art, the series breaks the classical narrative in 9 different fundamental roles of the religious episode - The Sacred Presence; The Angel Gabriel; The Hug; The Invisible Wall; The Temporary Intimate Space; The Message Itself; The Virginity; The Garden; The Atelier.

The work elaborates a narrative that reflects the human condition on contemporary nomadism, outcoming in the work The Annunciation (2019). The series  re-thinks all the characters and spaces of the classical episode. She wears the skin of Virgin Mary, as the chosen figure to deliver the message of God.


Under the  three month context of Pilotenkueche Art Residency, the artist presents herself and her starting point career to Leipzig and the world. Announcing presence and identity in a direct response to the urgency of grasping what is the human condition.






Reset Unsettling Flesh Layers” in Alte Handelsschule, Leipzig, Germany
Photo Credits: Courtesy of the artist
Photo Edit: Ivo Martins