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Guillermo Martin Bermejo
updated: 03/25/2010
website: www.guillermomartinbermejo.blogspot.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Troubles
Troubles
Little Dandies
Bad Dream
Jacques et Scott
Voltaire et Casanova
The Black session
Virginia Woolf double vision by Lytton Strachey
Walt Whitman's forest
Robertson and Douglas
Bloody heart
Lost Boys in NYC
My mockingbird
All the boys by our side
tatto
 
Portfolio Keywords:  books, fantasy, illustration, narrative, figurative
 
 
Troubles by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Troubles
pencil on old notebook paper
2010
5,11" x  8" 
Troubles by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Troubles
pencil on old notebook paper
2010
5,11" x  8" 
Little Dandies by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Little Dandies
pencil on old notebook paper
2010
10" x  8" 
Bad Dream by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Bad Dream
pencil on old notebook paper
2010
10" x  8" 
Jacques et Scott by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Jacques et Scott
watercolour leads on paper
2009
12" x  17" 
Voltaire et Casanova by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Voltaire et Casanova
watercolour leads on cut-out paper
2008
8" x  12" 
The Black session by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
The Black session
watercolour leads on paper
2008
12" x  17" 
Virginia Woolf double vision by Lytton Strachey by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Virginia Woolf double vision by Lytton Strachey
watercolour leads on paper
2008
12" x  17" 
Walt Whitman's forest by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Walt Whitman's forest
watercolour leads on cut-out paper
2008
8" x  12" 
Robertson and Douglas by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Robertson and Douglas
watercolour leads on cut-out paper
2008
8" x  12" 
Bloody heart by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Bloody heart
colour pencil on cut-out paper and thread
2007
Dimensions variable
Lost Boys in NYC by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
Lost Boys in NYC
colour pencil on cut-out paper and thread
2006
Dimensions variable
My mockingbird by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
My mockingbird
pencil on paper
2006
5" x  3" 
All the boys by our side by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
All the boys by our side
colour pencil on wood
2006
Dimensions variable
tatto by Guillermo Martin Bermejo
tatto
colour pencil on wood
2006
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
In the thought of any true artist is disrupting the reality as possible. Creating new and strange realities. At that strangeness arises then the concern and we wonder: where are we?, what is happening here?. And so, in that awareness of this strange environment some will have so much fear that they will accept the established codes and merge with the existent. Instead others will create their own topography, their own secret maps and they will almost always be exiled and rare in the eyes of the majority.
My drawings are inhabited by these strange beings. Their melancholy comes from a state of lethargy. They are hidden in the forest. They know that is not their time but in any hint of change they will have to put forward their thoughts, their ideas. Then they will be asked to fill the big empty that millions of "nothing" wll leave.
In these galleries of portraits sometimes recognizable figures appear, writers or artists who have been constructing the secret map of my route and they look coldly at us as if we had betrayed them. Other drawings are like scenarios of a distant operetta. The ones that dance around a story are only masks that emerge from my imagination. But, in any case, all without exception escape from the rules of cliché. They are poor dandies who seek, in another reality, what they have been denied in this reality.
Intransigent, annoying, beautiful losers, junkies, lovers of the shadows. All of them turn into blue, black, red and ocher. And on paper, as fragile as they are, is where they meet each other at strange gatherings, silent covens where we must go in stealthily not to bother and not being swallowed. Or we can also proclaim our total love for them and get drunk until the end of all mornings.

Artist Bio / CV

Guillermo Martin Bermejo

Madrid 1971

 

Solo Shows (selected)

 

2010

"Rauchfuge". Galerie Karin Sutter. Basel.            

"Notas sobre la destrucción de la historia". Travesía Cuatro. Madrid.

2009           

"Anmerkungen zur Zerstörung der Geschichtswissenschaft".

Galerie Showroom Berlin. Berlin.

"The Incredible shrinking artist". Bartels Fondation. Basel

2008           

“Lost Boys en Bogota”. La Central. Bogota.  

2007           

“Teoria de la fragilidad” Travesía Cuatro. Madrid.

“Lost Boys in New York”, intervention. New York.

“Lost Boys en Madrid”, intervention. Madrid.

2006              

"Aventuras de un joven ausente", Fundacion S. Montes. Valladolid.

"Expectations" ArtBase Gallery. Brussels.

"Lost Boys in Basel", intervention. Basel.

2005           

“Zombies, freaks, boys and other toys,Travesía Cuatro. Madrid.

“Niños Heroes”. Art & Idea. Mexico City.

“Jardin Intermedio”. B&B. Basel.

2003           

“Soledad de los supermercados”. Travesía Cuatro. Madrid.

 

Group shows (selected)

 

2010

ARCO'10. Travesía Cuatro. Madrid.           

"Fundraiser" psONE Gallery. Iowa City.

2009           

SCOPE MIAMI. Galerie Karin Sutter. Miami.

KaleidosKop. Group Show. Berlin. Germany.

ZOO ART FAIR. Galería Travesía Cuatro. London.

SCOPE BASEL. Galerie Karin Sutter, Basel.

MACO‘09. La Central. México City.

2008           

SCOPE BASEL. Mendes Bahia Gallery. Basel.

ARTEBA. Mendes Bahia Gallery. Buenos Aires.

SPARTE. Mendes Bahia Gallery. Sao Paulo.

“Diamonds Dogs”. Galeria Casado-Santapau. Madrid.

SCOPE NY. Mendes Bahia Gallery. Nueva York.

“Insight Out”, The Wyer Gallery. London.

 ARCO’08, Travesía Cuatro. Madrid.

 

Awards, scholarships and residences

 

2008-2009. Stiftung Bartels Fondation. Basel. (art residence).

2008 FIESTA ESPAÑA. Festival de Nuevos Creadores. Bogota. (art residence).

2006 GENERACION ‘06. Caja Madrid. Madrid.(grant).