Enrique Marty’s (Salamanca, 1969)
Artworks by this artist
Fake Monuments, 2017
These three ‘false’ monuments by Enrique Marty (b. 1969, Salamanca) denote the siege of Ostend (1601-1604) by Spanish troops; a bloody battle which claimed ten thousand lives. The city was completely isolated, like a raft at sea, and finally had to capitulate. Marty questions the universal value of monuments and the bias of historical documents. Worth knowing: the rooster is the symbol of Ostend, the fox that of the Spanish.
Small paintings, 2017
Inspired by the satirical works of Francisco Goya, Enrique Marty (b.1969, Salamanca) creates images with comic and dark undertones. He sheds unrelenting light on the absurd and violent sides of our society.
The three sculptures on Marie-Joséplein by the same artist refer to the siege of Ostend in the 17th century. In Brasserie du Parc you will also find some paintings by Marty.
The Raft Series, 2017
Location: Brasserie du Parc
Just like Géricault, Marty prepared his paintings down to the smallest detail. He visualised the siege of Ostend in the most divergent ways, with a passion for detail and historical anecdotes. A limited selection of the more than 100 studies will be exhibited in the iconic Brasserie du Parc.
In addition, some other paintings of Marty’s can be seen in Mu.ZEE.