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.

Awards

First prize   

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.

First Runner-up   

Annual contest of plastic arts 2011 of Majadahonda, Madrid.        

Madrid City Council Architecture, OP and Urbanism Award 1993.

Prize         

COAM Award: Colegio O. Arquitectos de Madrid 2005 Canal de Navalcarbón.

Finalist        

Victorio Macho National Sculpture Prize 2009 (Díaz Caneja Foundation).      

Victorio Macho National Sculpture Prize 2008 (Díaz Caneja Foundation).

Selected    

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.

Individual expositions

2019

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

2018

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

2017

May          Exp. CEU San Pablo University. Madrid

2016

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

2015

Dec           Kranion: drawing, engraving and sculpture. Espacio Bop, Madrid

2014

Nov          Space “Three in Sum” Madrid

Oct           Angeles Penche Gallery. Madrid  

Sep           Jose Rincon Gallery. Madrid.

2013

Oct           Culture Hall Tres Cantos  

2012

Jan            Material Gallery. Madrid.

2011

Nov          L'Atelier Gallery. Bilbao.

Jan            Leganés Sculpture Museum. Madrid.

2010

Jan            Felicia's room. Madrid.

2009

May          Agustín de Tagaste Room, San Agustín del Guadalix (Madrid).

2008

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).

2007

Nov          Exhibition hall of the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid.

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