Álvaro Martínez Alonso (Spain, 1983), is an interdisciplinar artist that works and lives in Berlin, Germany. Based on his personal experiences and relationships, Álvaro approaches issues of a social and emotional nature, that a wide audience can identify with. He usually works with documentary images focusing on the implicit meaning that can be given to them using visual metaphors, stereotypes and other rhetorical tools.
«In April 2020, after the lockdown and a general closure of borders, I decided to flee the city without leaving it, to explore different worlds and make fabulous journeys without the need to travel around the world. THE BERLIN ARCHIPELAGO shows a hidden side of Berlin, more than fifty islands at the edge of the city, between rivers and lakes. Sailing between them we discover one hundred inhabitants organized as a republic, children on ferry to school, ruins, luxurious villas with a dark past, heavenly beaches, private parties, outsiders averse to contact, the smell of summer, the feeling of freedom.»