A dialogue between contraries, between idea and craft, sanity and decadency. The work by Spanish artist Marria Pratts moves us just at first glimpse and can surely not be classified. She considers herself an outsider, deeply aligned with the Art Brut values, in her work we find sad faces, deformed figures and ghosts, reminding us they are all part of our reality and coexist within us. Marria invites us to be participants in a loud dialogue between happiness and sadness, and how they are both an essential part of us.
Marria Pratts (Spain, 1988)
She trained at the Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona. She currently lives and works in Barcelona.
Her work speaks of a decadent world and shows habits and stereotypes of his environment. A strong, loud and ironic discourse that takes the street as its main stage. A critical art that maintains a hopeful and optimistic halo through the use of cheerful colors, a naive style and the spontaneity of the subjects. His work has shared space with artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nan Goldin or Tracey Emin in group exhibitions such as “Punk. Their traces in contemporary art” (MACBA, Barcelona; CA2M, Madrid and Artium Museum, Vitoria and Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico). Maria Pratts’ art is as brutal as it is vital, and portrays a hostile, grotesque urban universe, full of helpless people and garbage. But at the same time it is colorful and fun, uncomplicated.