Oscar Martin first visited Australia with his idols in 2016. At that time, he established contact with the Spanish Embassy in that country and has since formed a special bond with the institution for which he designed the Malaspina Award, which recognizes the relationship between the two countries. At his headquarters in Canberra, Australia’s capital, he exhibited his work in 2019 and has returned as a guest artist to participate in open days and Hispanic Day with his sculptures and his ceremonial works.
The pieces were shown a few days ago at the Intertwining Routes exhibition and the creator of Burgos took advantage of the interpretation of his work to accompany visitors on a nine walk through the embassy. «One woman was moved and told me through tears how happy she was to visit the Embassy of Spain. He said he thought it would be a journey in which he would talk about conquerors, empires and exploits… and yet he found friendly faces and a sensitive atmosphere, which gave him an inclusive and avant-garde image of Spain ,” he said. Oscar Martin.
But his stay in Australia has given himself much more. On the one hand, on Hispanic Day he organized a whole staging to represent a ceremony with Quimada, using “purification and cleansing through fire” with those present in the embassy. And on the other hand, in an act organized by the Mexican collective in that country, they shared the Day of the Dead at the 107 Cultural Center.
In addition to other sculptures in the gallery that represents them, Oscar Martin has entered into an agreement with the Mexican Embassy to display four sculptures on the main façade of the institution. “This collaboration will allow my work to be displayed until November 2023.”