ven as I child, I can recall that my body was perceived and treated differently from the majority. I understood the dynamics of white and black bodies. My first awareness of being black was when a white child rubbed his finger against my skin, learning that I was not made of chocolate. That’s when I realized that the colour of my skin, the texture of my hair and the size of lips were exotic and the object of fun. I was the other. These ideas and perceptions of my body have fascinated me through different periods of my life to the point where the body has become the main subject of my multidisciplinary art practice”. Marton Robinson
Robinson has a B.A. in Physical Education and a B.A. in Art and Visual Communication with an emphasis in Printmaking. He has also completed an MA in Integral Health and Human Movement at the National University of Costa Rica, as well as a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. These areas of study have shaped his interest in the research of black aesthetics and politics, which challenge the assumptions and representations in popular culture of Afro Latino identity.
Through his artwork, he is interested in creating tension between subjective and objectives experience of the body and the paradigms of race and gender. Capitalizing on structures of printmaking and video, through his video performances, he manipulates images, in an attempt to blend process, mediums and materials into new signifiers.