Javier Marten


My visual system is a synthesis of my perception of nature, life and the world. 

That world of the tangible and at the same time ephemeral diversity of the forests of Costa Rica that prevails in my plastic proposal that I translate in sensual forms and metaphors. 

My gestural and lyric abstract language is as broad as the wind when it blows on the trees, in that constant becoming and getting rid of life. 

In my process, the morphologies I portray on the canvas are routes to the freedom of the cosmos and its multidimensional spaces and time, full of color and mysteries to be deciphered. 

The colors of nature, the topography of natural territories, the fractalness of rivers, roads and vegetation in front of the movement of light and water, inspire me. 

Below is a summary of my biography, with the most relevant studies, exhibitions, awards and publications. 


2016- The Art Student League of New York Pat Lipsky "The Grammar and Vocabulary of Color. 2014- The Art Student League of New York summer program Larry Poons Studio
2013 Nuria Duran, Barcelona, Spain.
2011 The Art Student League of New York, New York. 

Larry Poons Studio
1996 Robert Reig school of Landscape Architecture L.S.U. BA.
Instructor Larry Poons, summer session.
1996. Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, L.S.U. U.S.A. ‘Thesis Certificate of Excellence’.
1994. School of Architecture at Tulane University. EUA.
1986. Bartlett School Of Architecture and Planning, UCL. United Kingdom. 1986. The American College for Applied Arts. U.K. 

Next Exhibitions

- The Taste of Art, GZ Gallery New York Times Square, March19-22 2017. -World Art Dubai, April 18-24, 2018.
- Gallery 76, Solo show, april 24 to May 1st. 2018. 


- Fundación Creando Sonrisas, November 2017 – AG Gallery, San José, Costa Rica. 

- Individualized Exhibition, Galleria Zero, Barcelona, Spain, 1-15 December 2017. 

- Red Dot Art Fair, Jorge Jurado Art Studio, Miami, FLA. - 6-10 December 2017. 

2017- New International Artistic Realities Award by the Scientific Committee for artistic merits, Milan, Italy.
2017- The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists - Art Catalogue, Berlin. Germany. 

2017 – Milan International Art Award, Milan, Theater Dal Verme, Italy.
2017- STIMULUS, Art23, London and Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens, Greece. 2017- Caravaggio International Award. Palazzo Bramante, Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy. 2017- International Goya Award, Grand Teatre del Liceu, May2017, Barcelona, Spain. 2017- Barcelona Biennial, Spain, May 2017 

2017- Art Expo New York, “The Forest of the Mind”, April 2017 

2015- Klaus Steinmetz Contemporary Art. "Abstract Topographies" 2013-Unique Experiences Auction, Fundamentes.
2012-Contemporary Group Exhibition, Avenida Escazú. Costa Rica 2012- Unique Experiences Auction, Building Lives. Costa Rica 2012-Centro Costarricense de la Ciencia y La Cultura- Fundación Vida 2012-Casino, Avenida Escazú, Costa Rica 

2011- Here & Now. Forum I. DesPacio/ Bodega 02. Costa Rica 


2017-Francisco Goya International Award Catalogue, curated by Francesco Saverio Russo, Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain. Serradifalco Publisher.
2017- Art International Contemporary Magazine Issue #3, EA Editore 

2017- “Organic Abstraction and Life” by curator Ralph C. Valley, https://curatorial- poetry.yolasite.com/Organic-abstraction-and-life.php 

2017 February - La Amenaza. Revista Arte Al Límite, por Andrés Isaac Santana 2015 March – Art and Shop. María Galera, Meet the artist
2015 March - Artículo Klaus Steinmentz
2015 February – Conversation between Federico Herrero and Javier Martén 

Links to Javier's last dossiers:

https://issuu.com/arteresponsable/docs/the_forest_of_the_mind javier_mart


https://issuu.com/arteresponsable/docs/the_forest_of_the_mind javier_mart