Virus de esperanza 03, 2022

by Mainman

Painting : oil, acrylic, lacquer, enamel

130 x 97 x 3 cm 51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch


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Painting: oil, acrylic, lacquer, enamel

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130 x 97 x 3 cm 51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork location: Spain

In his luminous and very colorful paintings, Mainman expresses his fascination for nature, its beauty and vulnerability and the reasons why the human being damages it recurrently. The artist creates his artworks using acrylics, oils, lacquers, enamels on canvas.
For the series of paintings "Virus of hope for the earth" for Ici et Là gallery in Barcelona, Mainman has created a fictional universe - reminiscent of classical still lifes- where nature and flowers, with their ephemeral existences are a reminder of the brevity of life and the fleetingness of beauty.
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Mainman, Virus de esperanza 03


Spain  • 1971


MAINMAN (Pedro Martinez Marín) Mainman is an artist born in Barcelona.

Much of her work is inspired by nature, the fragility of its beauty and its vulnerability as a metaphor for the transience of our existence, as nothing is imperishable.

Experience the tension between chaos and control. You get rid of boundaries by using unconventional materials. He feels that he is developing as if he wanted to discover a new beginning with a very personal, improvised and expressive language, also linked to the very concept of modern civilization being questioned. Fold the paint with brushstrokes and smudges that manifest strong emotional content. This process is for Martinez Marin like a catharsis of life, a wild celebration of freedom.

He is interested in human nature, in particular its rejection of the abuse of power. Uses the figure as a means of analyzing or rather researching and challenging contemporary ideas about the racial, sexual or social identity of the community, society, emphasizing the physical reality of the body and above all the importance psychological aspects that determine it.

He currently resides between Barcelona and Vejer de la Frontera (Cádiz).

He studied at Eina (Design Grafico. Barcelona 1990-92), Industrial School of Barcelona (Jewellery. 1995-96). Barcelona Academy of Art (Painting and drawing 2017-2019). Alas. (Masters in "Body and Art", Barcelona. 2016-2017).

He is also a certified therapist by the Co-Active Training Institute (San Francisco, USA), Strozzi Institute (San Francisco, USA).

Individual exhibitions:

2019. La Penyora Cultura (Girona).

2018. Sandaru Park Center (Barcelona City Council, Spain)

Matas i Ramis Center (Barcelona City Council, Spain)

Monster House (London, UK)

2017. Samarkand. (Girona, Spain)

The pledge (Girona, Spain)

2015. Zoology Museum of Barcelona. (Spain)

2009. The pledge. (Girona, Spain)

2003. La Santa Cultural Center (Barcelona, Spain)

2000. Rosa Pous Gallery (Girona, Spain)

1998. Zoology Museum of Barcelona, ("Rebellious Natures"), (Spain

Group exhibitions:

2023. Galería ICI ET LÀ (Barcelona) "Virus of Hope for the Earth"

2022. Matiz Gallery (Barcelona).

2020. Gallery Petite."A world away, A thought apart". Brooklyn (New York)

2020. ATT 19. (Bangkok).

. Barcelona Academy of Art. "Self-Portrait in Quarantine".

2018. VFD Gallery (London UK)

. IV Aparte Art Fair. Espacio Belleartes (Cáceres, Spain)

2017. Shairart Gallery (Portugal)

2016. Nyaman Gallery (Bali, Indonesia)

. Naka Contemporary Art Gallery (Bali, Indonesia)

.Barnadas Huang (Singapore)

2015. American Prints (Barcelona, Spain)

. American Prints (Milano, Italy)

2014. American Prints (Valencia, Spain)

.American Prints (Madrid, Spain)

2009. "Bullfighting" (Centro Cultural La Santa, Barcelona, Spain).

2004. La santa sala 2 Cultural Center (Barcelona, Spain)

2003. Market Dell'arte (Italy)

2002. The colors of music (Madrid, Spain)

The colors of music. Rafael Botí Foundation (Cordoba, Spain)

The colors of music. Adra art center. (Almeria, Spain)

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