Joaquín Martínez Cano

Joaquín Martínez Cano | Batiente de fondo

Joaquín Martínez Cano

Batiente de fondo, 2020

Mixed media on paper

50 x 50 cm

Galería Espiral

Noja, España


about Joaquín Martínez Cano

Noja (Cantabria), 1953

Joaquín Martínez Cano studied Fine Arts at the universities of Valencia and Madrid. Scholarship in 1982 by the Center for the Promotion of Plastic Arts. He was, since 1976 professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Cantabria. He has done numerous individual exhibitions: Santander Fine Arts Museum, 1982 and 2007, Marcelino Botín Foundation 1986, Caja Cantabria Cultural Center 1999, Caja Cantabria Palace, Santillana del Mar 2010. Budapest (Duna Gallery 1992, Vigado Gallery 1992 ). Gainesville Georgia, USA (Roy C. Moore Gallery, 2008). London, United Kingdom (Instituto Cervantes, 2008). Odawara City-Kanawara, Japan (Sudoh Gallery 2011 next to the Spiral Gallery), 2014 and 2016 Spiral Gallery, 2018 City Hall of Comillas. He has work in collections and museums such as Reina Sofía National Art Center, Santander and Asturias Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, National Heritage of Spain, Prince Felipe Auditorium, Oviedo; Marcelino Botín Foundation, Valdecilla Hospital, Universities of Cantabria and Palma de Mallorca, Jesús de Monasterio Conservatory or SIANOJA Collection.

about the artist's works

The current work of Martínez Cano composed mainly of acrylics and oils of vigorous strokes, in principle of a flat and refined abstraction, is nevertheless inspired by coastal and marine elements, which draw and reveal images that only the artist's eye could capture. They are the last step of a solid trajectory that has been characterized by a continuous evolution and investigation embodied in successive styles and creative stages, initiated in the figuration. In the author's words, his latest works are memories of fishing days, rod and weather vane; undulating remains of the tide sailed adrift, bordering the coast to the beach. It is, therefore, a suggestive and fluid world. An abstract universe of forms, but starting from quite concrete materials and colourations. Transition movements occur with the tensions and rhythms that the pictorial materials themselves and their tools suggest but maintaining an inspired communion with marine natural elements.

Joaquín Martínez Cano's works

Featured works

Lantomo | Hóng 2


Hóng 2, 2019

Grafito y acrílico sobre papel encolado a madera

100 x 73 cm


Francisco Suárez | Lumen II

Francisco Suárez

Lumen II, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

190 x 125 x 4.5 cm

Okuda San Miguel | Grey Skull

Okuda San Miguel

Grey Skull, 2018

17-ink hand-printed by Inkvisible Prints on 220 g pink fabriano paper

70 x 50 cm


Dirk Salz | #2468

Dirk Salz

#2468, 2019

Pigments and resin on multiplex

40 x 40 x 6 cm

Jorg Karg | Quiet Please

Jorg Karg

Quiet Please, 2016

Printing by pigment under acrylic glass on aluminum dibond

80 x 80 x 3 cm


Rubén Martín de Lucas | República 12

Rubén Martín de Lucas

República 12, 2019

Obra gráfica impresa sobre papel Hahnemühle

74 x 61 cm


Patrik Grijalvo | Arsenale, Venezia

Patrik Grijalvo

Arsenale, Venezia, 2019

Photography with Hasselblad, medium format

150 x 150 x 10 cm

Daniel Sueiras | Retrato ilustre XXXII

Daniel Sueiras

Retrato ilustre XXXII, 2014

Oil on board

50 x 40 cm


Faile | Palette Going bach to Dallas


Palette Going bach to Dallas, 2014

Acrylic and ink on wood and steel frame

51 x 30 cm


Fernando Daza | Círculo naranja

Fernando Daza

Círculo naranja, 2018

Paper cut by hand and glued on fabric

80 x 80 cm

Francisco Suárez | Lumen IV

Francisco Suárez

Lumen IV, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

75 x 43 x 4.5 cm

Jorg Karg | Twentysix Lions

Jorg Karg

Twentysix Lions, 2017

Printing by pigment under acrylic glass on aluminum dibond

80 x 80 x 3 cm


Mr. Brainwash | Andy Warhol

Mr. Brainwash

Andy Warhol, 2017

Mixed media on recycled cardboard

78 x 62 cm


Lantomo | Chrysanthemum I


Chrysanthemum I, 2015

Estampa digital

42 x 29.7 cm


Pachi Santiago | Scarface

Pachi Santiago

Scarface, 2016


30 x 40 cm

Pilar Pequeño | Agapanto

Pilar Pequeño

Agapanto, 2010

Giclée. Pigmentos minerales sobre papel (Con passe partou: 64 x 79 cm)

40.3 x 59.5 cm


Shepard Fairey | Earth crisis

Shepard Fairey

Earth crisis, 2014

Screen printing on paper

61 x 46 cm


Ubay Murillo | Poor Matisse

Ubay Murillo

Poor Matisse, 2018

Oil on canvas

105 x 81 cm