Mar Delmar is a multidisciplinary artist based in Spain. For this exhibition at Boom Gallery she has created a series of miniature 3D sculptures / tiny dioramas inside cans.

"This series is a healing process of an open grief of my hometown.

I was born in Barcelona and I’ve lived almost all my life there, I was in love with the city and I thought I would never be able to live far away from its vibrant streets but after the unanticipated death of my mother, going close to her house was very traumatic for me. Shortly after I broke up with my long term boyfriend and the neighborhood where I’ve lived for the past 7 years was painful too.

At that point there were too many sad memories hidden in every corner, everywhere was a reminder of a past life that no longer existed, the city became uncomfortable and it felt like if it was pushing me out, so I left.

I used to paint a lot the city when I lived there and I did a lot of cans inspired by it. But now it’s the first time going back to this subject after all these experiences, so I decided to hide some little symbols alongside the architecture, the same way I feel this city hides my story in its streets." - Mar Delmar

Image: courtesy of the artist.