Arjan Martins

Arjan Martins Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1960, Arjan Martins began his artistic studies in the 1990s at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage where he developed the pictorial technique, through which he now addresses issues of the African diaspora and Afro-Atlantic migrations that occurred in the colonial period in Brazil. In his works the artist elaborates cartographic paintings in which the migratory routes take the shape of big caravels, sextants and terrestrial globes, as if they were carrying all the weight of the deported enslaved. The images of immigrants and African descendents are a fundamental part of the repertoire of the artist, and he displays them in everyday actions, since their arrival at the continent until the actual days. Arjan Martins is represented by AGentil Carioca, Brazil.