THE BACTERIA OF HAPPINESS                          
Pictorial art, in its extended plateau of visual and theatrical feel, has throughout history, been penetrated by an irremediable magnificence that is linked to all the senses, not just the mere sense of sight; photography is by no means an exception to this cosmogonic concept of form and color.
The works of Marta Ares implicitly invite us to both observe and dance; art forms that most certainly encourage a diverse precognition of what knowledge and feeling entail, and what it actually feels like to know that you are face to face with an amorphous blob filled with color and meaning.
When we lay eyes on her large photographs of unmistakable character, the first thing that comes to mind, is the sphere of a microscope to witness an epiphany, a “bacterial colony of happiness” where the topos or basic concept verges on an area of organic light that is able to recreate the dispersion and contour of these color filled blobs in a concrete, functional compositional context, never exempt from their dynamic vigor.
The association between rumba and funk (or RoomBA Funky as it was originally conceived in Buenos Aires in 2008) in this stage of Ares’ productive artistic career, is an absolute certification of the rhythm and movement that linger on in the stillness of an image that is just as unsettling as it is exclamatory, like the spark that kindles the brightest of the pagan bonfires of contemporary art.

By Mariano Le Vatte

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