Madrid, Spain, 1964


Marta Barrenechea thinks art has its own rules. She tries to find out through intuition, through knowledge without too much rational thinking, those rules. She is not trying to have a constraining personal style at all, but she does not hide either the inevitable fact that behind her works there is an individual person with a personal background and a personal, though changing, way of doing whatever. Those things are not made by a machine or by mere random, although random always takes part in everything humans do.
She often mixes techniques in the same piece, such as drawing and embroidering, letting each technique, each material, to say whatever it has to say in their loving, quarrelling, indifferent affairs.