Marina was born in Madrid, Spain in 1987. She Graduated from Complutense University Madrid (Fine Arts). She obtained an Erasmus scholarship to study in Wimbledon College of Arts, London, where she discovered one of her favourite places, the National Portrait Gallery.
As paper has always been one of her preference materials, she decided to start studies on Illustration as another way to continue developing her drawing skills. Currently Marina is broadening her perspective, blurring the line between drawing and painting.
I’m interested in the representation of women’s body, and often I use self-portrait as a way to break the stereotype of beauty. I rely on my feelings and experiences, so everything is related to female sexuality and my relationship with my own body.
Also I need to express human emotions in a powerful way, whether kindly or aggressively.
I feel the line as an essential tool for my ideas come into reality.
It allows me to enjoy creating detailed areas of face but also smashes it with violent strokes.
One of the most important things for me is to get totally involved with what I do and to be honest the only way to do this is throwing myself into every artwork.
It probably gives me the satisfaction that I’m looking for and it may be reflected in my artwork.
This is the reason because I draw and it’s my big inner struggle too.
When a woman draws a woman, they are joined with complexity threads. The inspiration that guides me when I look at her naked body turns into a pleasant comprehension of all of her proportions.
Each of my drawings has a slight self-portrait nuance.
I love drawing extraordinary women. They are out of limits because they are be able to break down stereotypes.
They are proud of being natural and strong.
I hope to convey the intense admiration I feel for ‘my women’; I would wish for myself their strong self- confidence.
2011-2014 Associate Degree in Visual Arts and Design, Illustration Major, Escuela Arte 10, Madrid
2010-2011 Erasmus Scholarship, Bachelor of Fine Art, Honors, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
2005-2011 Degree in Fine Art, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid
2017 Black, Mutuo Gallery, Barcelona SPAIN
2016 Blank, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast AUSTRALIA
2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach QLD, AUS
2018 A medias tintas, Group Exhibition, Bacanal Café, Barcelona
2017 Secret Loft Bcn, The Loft Hostel Barcelona, Spain
2017 II Mostra d’Art Emergent de Sabadell, Academia de Belles Arts de Sabadell, Barcelona SPAIN
2016 HAPPY, Hosted by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace at Sofitel Gold Coast, Gold Coast AUSTRALIA
2016 Directors Choice #2 Group Exhibition, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace AUSTRALIA
2015 Fantasía Grotesca, Café Molar, Madrid SPAIN
2013 Y aquel pez que voló…, Escuela Arte 10, Madrid SPAIN
2011 7112 Miles, Vyner Street Gallery, London UK
2017 Iberia Excelente Magazine, 90th Anniversary Issue, June 2017, Cedar Communications, London
2017 Nuz Magazine, 02 Issue, Japan
2017 Pinche Chica Chic Fanzine, 06 April Issue, Mexico
2016 Horror Vacui, Superstition Issue, Kult Magazine, Singapore
2016 Shakespeare’s New Roles, Iberia Excelente Magazine, April Issue, Ink Global, London
2015 Os Homens Nunca Saberao Nada Disto, Pat R, Portugal
2015 The Dinner Party of your Dreams, Iberia Excelente Magazine, Feb issue, London
2014 Aerostático Grotesco Fanzine, 02 Issue, Ediciones Aerostáticas, Madrid
2014 Dirty M, Chucherías de Arte Ediciones, Spain