our artists | Juan Ramon Martín
"I practice sculpture in the style called geometric abstraction that has its roots in the constructivist art of the early 20th century. The material with which I feel most identified is steel.
I am particularly interested in well-executed work. Accuracy and constructive cleanliness. I consider the clarity of ideas and their plastic expression as a work engine. Two elements of a sculpture must be joined by a link that acts as a transition between them: it can be an empty space or a steel element that links in the best way; as if it were two words joined by their respective conjunctions or adverbs. Syntax is essential.
I try that each sculpture is presented to the viewer as a proposal, an equation, an approach or starting point. The solution is open. Sculpture is, like any artistic manifestation, a weapon loaded with reason, intuition and thought."
Juan Ramon Martin
Architect by the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Professor of visual arts drawing at the CEU San Pablo University Foundation since 1987.
Victorio Macho National Sculpture Award 2010.
COAM Award 2005.
Architecture Urbanism Award and OP Madrid City Council in 1993.
Sculptures in public and private entities
Monument to Greek Sailors Rhodes Island, Greece, 2021.
La luna Captiva sculpture park in Venialbo: La cartuja. Zamora, 2016.
City Hall of Móstoles: Monument of gender violence. P. Orchard barracks. 2016.
City Hall of Palencia: Empty room. Diaz Caneja Museum 2010.
City Hall of San Agustín del Guadalix Madrid. Sierra Gate. 2009.
Sculpture Museum of Leganés: Compás. Steel sculpture. 2009
CEU San Pablo University Foundation: Logarithmic Spiral. 2006
City Hall of Las Rozas, Madrid: Source of the Principle. 2001
Several private collections.
International Prize 2019 Monument 5th Centenary Circumnavigation (Island of Rhodes) Instituto Cervantes and Embassy of Spain in Greece.
Ángel Herrera Award 2010 CEU University Foundation.
Ángel Herrera Award 2009 CEU University Foundation.
Victorio Macho National Sculpture Award 2010. Fund. Díaz Caneja, Palencia.
Annual contest of plastic arts 2011 of Majadahonda, Madrid.
Madrid City Council Architecture, OP and Urbanism Award 1993.
COAM Award: Colegio O. Arquitectos de Madrid 2005 Canal de Navalcarbón.
Victorio Macho National Sculpture Prize 2009 (Díaz Caneja Foundation).
Victorio Macho National Sculpture Prize 2008 (Díaz Caneja Foundation).
Plastic Arts Award in the town of Álora (Málga).
Queen Sofia National Award 2020.
Queen Sofia National Award 2018.
Queen Sofia National Award 2017.
Mateo Hernández International Sculpture Biennial. Bejar (Salamanca) 2011.
Caja de Extremadura International Award 2010.
Bargas Extracultural Biennial 2010 Bargas, Toledo.
Biennial Mateo Hernandez, Béjar.
City of Parla Award 2009, Parla, Madrid.
69th International Exhibition of Plastic Arts of Valdepeñas.
Sep Exp. “The Tower of the Winds”: Espacio Primavera 9, Madrid
Print International Fair. Madrid. Movart Art Gallery
May Exp. "The Winds of Iberia, new work + Morandi". Madrid Inventory Room
Mar-Sep Exp. "Kranion" National Museum of Natural Sciences Madrid
Oct Exp. The Winds of Iberia Aulencia Room. Villanueva de la Canada Madrid
May-June Exp. The Winds of Iberia Monastery of Sta Mª de El Paular (Rascafría) Madrid
May Exp. CEU San Pablo University. Madrid
Jul-Aug 2006-2016 sculpture (anthology). Maternal and Heritage Gallery, Madrid
May Permanent Exhibition Santa María del Paular Monastery. Madrid
Jan Kranion: AVAM room. Slaughterhouse Madrid
Dec Kranion: drawing, engraving and sculpture. Espacio Bop, Madrid
Nov Space “Three in Sum” Madrid
Oct Angeles Penche Gallery. Madrid
Sep Jose Rincon Gallery. Madrid.
Oct Culture Hall Tres Cantos
Jan Material Gallery. Madrid.
Nov L'Atelier Gallery. Bilbao.
Jan Leganés Sculpture Museum. Madrid.
Jan Felicia's room. Madrid.
May Agustín de Tagaste Room, San Agustín del Guadalix (Madrid).
Nov Rigoberta Menchú Room, Leganés (Madrid).
Oct Bop Space Room. C/Juan de la Hoz 22, Madrid.
Feb Exhibition and concert hall Valdeolmos-Alalpardo (Madrid).
Nov Exhibition hall of the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid.