Marta Beltrán’s work is conceived as a reconstruction process of images that mostly come from the cinematographic field, found photographs, collages, installations or videos. She uses there to elaborate her discourse altered by a non-controlled drawing practice. She confronts what underlies the scene, and the stereotype deduced from it.
She develops a narrative arranged from detail to the overall image. Marta offers an apparently-distorted vision that finds the ironic, almost dark side in whatever has a rutilant, innocent or trivial.
Behind the simplicity and forcefulness of her drawings hides an interesting semiological analysis of the depiciton of women, mainly in cinematography, which reveals the stereotypes, preconceived ideas and social impositions towards women.
Marta Beltran inspires Richard Fleischer’s ‘Blind Terror’ (1971) to develop a symbolic discourse on independence and maturity through the image of Mia Farrow by a dismantled car.