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BIO:

Melvin Martinez est né à San Juan, Puerto Rico, en 1976, et a étudié l'art à l'école San Juan Arts (Puerto Rico), où il a obtenu un baccalauréat en 2005. Ce jeune artiste prolifique, lauréat 2005 du Castellon Paint Prize (Espagne) dans son travail (Wonderland / El Pais de las Maravillas), a montré ses œuvres dans de nombreux musées les plus prestigieux d'Espagne et fait partie de plusieurs collections importantes aux États-Unis, en Europe et en Amérique latine. Espai D’Art Contemporani, Düsseldorf Quadrinale, Yvon Lambert "Hommage à Cézanne" et Centre d'Art de Alconrn sont quelques-uns des endroits où le travail de Melvin, qui vit et travaille à San Juan, a été montré.

COLLECTIONS

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Museo de Bellas Artes, Castellón, Spain

Espai D’Art Contemporani, Castellón, Spain

Museum Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Museum of Ponce, Puerto Rico

Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico

Valencia Arte Contemporáneo, Valencia, Spain

Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

The Rubell Family Collection

Carlos & Rosa de la Cruz Collection

 
AWARDS

2006 International Association of Art Critics Prize for Outstanding Representation of Puerto Rico

2005 Castellón County Council Painting Prize, Spain


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Schwabsky, Barry, “Material Sensations and the Artificial Flesh of Color,” Art Pulse, 2011.

Schwendener, Martha, “Melvin Martinez at Fresh Paint,” The New York Times, June 22, 2007.

Robinson, Walter, “Puerto Rican Sun,” Artnet, April 12, 2007.

Panera, Javier, “Melvin Matinez: Painting as libidinal mechanism,” Art.es, No. 17, September 2006.

“Melvin Martinez: Kitsch, cosmography and frost,” Art Premium, Vol. 3, March 2006.

“Melvin Martinez: Awarded 60,000 Euros, First place at Second Annual Castellon International Painting Prize

” Tema Celeste, February 2006.

“Wonderland/El Pais de las Maravillas, Certamen Internacional de Pintura de Castellon,” Arte.es, #12, Feburary 2006.

Schwabsky, Barry, “When is a painting not a painting?” Modern Painters, December 2005.

“Painting Prize Winner,” Art Nexus, December 2005.

“Un lio con la pintura en Castellon,” El Pais, Spain, November 20, 2005.

“Puertorican Artist Melvin Martinez wins painting prize,” Levantate, Valencia, October 2005.

“More than 200 paintings competed,” El Periodico Mediterraneo, October 8, 2005.

Pau-Llosa, Ricardo, “Melvin Martinez,” Arte al Dia Internacional, May 2005.

 

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