Miguel Marina (Madrid 1989) has a degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2010-2011 he lived in Bologna, where he continued his studies within the Erasmus program at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna. He has been artist-in-residence in Casa de Velázquez (Madrid 2013), Piramidón Center d’Art Contemporani (Barcelona 2016), Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (Rome 2017-2018) and Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa (Bilbao 2019). His work has been seen in exhibitions as part of institutional projects such as A veces pasa, Centro Párraga, Murcia, 2023; Una historia del arte reciente (1960-2020), Fundación Juan March, Cuenca, 2021; Pintura: una renovación permanente, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, 2021; Generación 2020, La Casa Encendida, Madrid 2020; La radice del domani, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid 2019; XXIX Circuitos Artes Plásticas, Madrid 2018; Manuel Eiris – Miguel Marina, Fundación DIDAC, Santiago de Compostela, 2018.
The artist understands his work as a process in which each piece and each material led him to the next, which causes formal and discursive leaps that seek to analyze and think the landscape and its different elements that compose it trough Painting and its materiality. In his practice he uses processes that involve the idea-image-material union and believes that these extend into a body of works that look at different front lines but refer to the same thing, a kind of fragmented narration that evokes making and crafts as an awareness and starting point when relating to the work on a day-to-day basis.
“…formal and discursive leaps that seek to analyze and think the landscape and its different elements that compose it trough Painting and its materiality”.