The artistic work of Manuel Martínez Romero (Seville, 1993) explores the reduction to the essential, with simplicity and visual silence as an alternative to the vertiginous use of the current image. He flees from the speed that characterises our environment and generates spaces of pause and reflection. Pause as an alternative. The pause talking about painting. An abstract, empty, calm, monochrome image, with subtle contributions, which constantly makes allusions to its own process. He is very interested in everything that happens during the process, which is why the works constantly talk about events in the studio, where the paintings and drawings are constantly related to each other: sketches of one piece pasted on another made in parallel, stained canvases during the elaboration of other paintings, unfinished paintings (practically finished in the compositional distribution of the support), surfaces worn by footprints, etc. The last step, the exhibition, is fundamental to this development. In the case of Martínez Romero, the installation of the works in the space is executed with a vital importance of the void.