Adrian Marmolejo Clarhed
Mastrius Artist Mentor
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MEDIUM: Watercolour Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist
Adrián starts drawing and painting at 7, as a pupil of the Belgian painter Annette Deletaille, who taught him strong bases on perspective and composition that he tries to apply in every work. She also transmitted to him the importance of painting directly from the environment, capturing the feeling and mood of every moment with strength and spontaneity.
He has been part of the group ‘Los jóvenes pintores de Coín’, doing his first solo exhibition at 16 years old in Coín (Malaga), graduating later as an architect in 2016, studying later a masters on ‘Investigation and Production of Art’. His works reflects his interests and background, where intricate and liveable urban landscapes are his specialty.
His work is normally figurative, going through a great variety of techniques: starting with pastels, then oils and acrylics and discovering watercolour later, technique that takes the most out of his personality, since everything is visible and there is no comeback.
In watercolour, he gives more importance to tone than to colour, since the unity of all elements is vital in a scene. His art could be catalogued as ‘new figuration’, classical structural basis with contemporary touches. He also works with acrylics and oils, or mixed techniques introducing collage, looking for some more richness.
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Specialty: ✔ Generalist
Colour and Composition
Providing Art Critiques
Urban Architectural Composition
MARKETING & BRANDING:
Running your art business the day-to-day
Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.
~ Deb, Emerging Artist
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
As a painter, he has been awarded with almost two hundred national and international prices, both in regular and plein-air contests.
He is part of the Andalusian Watercolour Society. Nowadays, he works fulltime as a painter, combining exhibitions with painting contests and workshops, doing more than 30 exhibitions between individual and group shows.
Among these awards we can highlight the 1st painting award “Ejército del Aire 2021”, (Madrid, Spain) three acquisition prices at Virgen de las Viñas painting award in 2018, 2019 and 2021 (Tomelloso, Ciudad Real), the 1st prize at the international watercolor award “Gabriel Puig Roda” (Vinaroz, Castellón) , 1st painting prize Eugenio Hermoso, 1st Prize painting award Alfonso Grosso (Seville) in 2019 and 2021, 1st prize Ateneo of Seville 2019, the 1st prize in the Young Painting award of Granada 2019 and the Maite Spínola painting award in 2022.
Adrián’s work have been published in such relevant magazines as “The Art of Watercolor” and his work has been selected for the festival “Fabriano in Acquarello”, the annual exhibition of the Royal Watercolor Society in London and for the annual international exhibition of the American Watercolor Society.
About work in galleries, Adrián works with “Galería de Arte Ceferino Navarro”, in Granada, with “Galería El Claustre” in Girona and with “Espacio de Arte Azur” in Jaén.