Born in 1955 Madrid, Spain
The paintings of Spain’s Martín Burguillo are influenced by the expansive world of advertising and provide a modern interpretation of POP art. Burguillo creates a series of work with a very visual language in which the main protagonists are simple objects of consumption- department store bags (which we see every day without paying much attention), cups, books, bottles and other objects that are part of our daily lives. He successfully manages to create harmonious works full of color which convey the joy of living, yet also remind us that everything is consumable, and that the packaging sometimes becomes the main protagonist of our lives.
I have been professionally dedicated to painting since 2002. I have always created in a figurative space. Since 2004 my painting adopted a clear realistic component, inspired largely by the Pop art movement, and is very influenced by the advertising world. My latest works reflect a critical and sometimes ironic vision of the wild consumerism that surrounds us.
1977: Graduates in Drawing speciality in Escuela de Artes y Oficios in Madrid.
1988-1988: Litography course in Brita Prinz Gallery in Madrid.
1990-1991: Painting course in Estudio Soto Mesa in Madrid.
1993-2003: Drawing and painting teacher in Centro Cultural García Lorca in Madrid.
Since 1988 he has carried out several individual exhibitions of his work in different cities around
Spain, (Madrid, Cáceres, Valencia, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona, Marbella,
Pamplona y Zamora) as well as in internationally in China, South Korea, Holland, Mexico, France
and United States.
He has also participated in numerous collective exhibitions and has been participated with
distinction in renowned national painting contests such as, “Certámenes nacionales plásticos
Ciudad de Alcorcón”, “Premios de pintura Ciudad de Alcalá”, “Certamen de pintura de la
UNED”, “Premios Mujer y Sociedad de Madrid.”
Recently he has participated in international art exhibitions like Kiaf 2015 Seoul, Affordable Art
fair 2014 in Hong Kong, Affordable Art Fair 2013 in Mexico, Seoul Open Art Fair 2012 in Seoul,
Art Madrid 2011, Daegu Art Fair 2011 in Daegu, Art Taipei 2010 in Taiwan, Kiaf 2009 in Seoul,
Miart 2008 in Milan, Bridge Art Fair 2008 in New York, Art Madrid 2007 in Madrid and Bridge
Art Fair 2007 in London.
He has been awarded numerous drawing and painting prizes, such as Drawing Prize Ciudad de
Getafe and the National Drawing “Antonio del Rincón” from Guadalajara.
Institutions such as the Provincial Government of Guadalajara, the City Hall in Getafe, the Bank
of Extremadura in Cáceres, City Hall in Oviedo and the COIIAR in Logroño have some of his
work, along with several galleries and private collectors from Spain, France, Holland, Italy,
Germany, Mexico, United States and South Korea.
Select Solo Exhibitions
2016 Galería Ormolú. Pamplona, Spain
2018 Galería Jorge Alcolea. Madrid, Spain
Galería Ángel. Almeida, Portugal
Espacio 36. Zamora, Spain
2015 Galería Ángel Almeida, Portugal
Espacio 36. Zamora, Spain
2013 Galería Ormolú. Pamplona, Spain
Pop Rhythm. Leo Gallery. Shanghai, China
2011 Chung Art Gallery. Seoul, South Korea
Galería Triart. Vigo, Spain
2010 Chung Art Gallery. Seoul, South Korea
Galería Jorge Alcolea. Madrid, Spain
2008 Galería Fernando Alcolea. Barcelona, Spain
2007 Galería Jorge Alcolea. Madrid, Spain
Punzmann Gallery. Marbella, Spain
2006 Palacio de Congresos Príncipe Felipe. Oviedo, Spain
“Otras Naturalezas”. Galería JVG Espacio.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2005 Sala de Cultura José Ma López de Baro COIIAR).
American Prints. Aeropuerto El Prat. Barcelona, Spain
2004 Galería Catarsis. Madrid, Spain
Galería American Prints. Valencia, Spain
Galería Fernando Alcolea. Barcelona, Spain
2003 Librería MUGA. Madrid, Spain
2000 Galería Catarsis. Madrid, Spain
1996 Sala de exposiciones Caja de Extremadura. Cáceres, Spain