MARTIN VERGES UY
Supported by Galería del Paseo
Martin Verges (b. 1975) is an illustrator and painter. He studied at the Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, in the Architecture University and at the Clever Lara Workshop. He participated in two residencies in France at Cité Internationale des Arts and Maison des Auteurs, Angouleme, and Made in Roath in Wales. He is the co-founder of the collective Genuflexos, as well as Traspuesto de un Estudio para un Retrato Común. He received the Ministry of Education and Culture Award at the 50th National Exhibition of Visual Arts and was awarded the Paul Cézanne Prize by the French Embassy and the Zonamerica Painting Grand Prize. In 2019, he was awarded the Scholarship of the Fund for the Stimulation of Training and Creation (FEFCA) and has had numerous individual exhibitions in the country and abroad.
Charcoals of Garzón
Based on the observation of trees in public spaces and the artisanal production of materials obtained from their wood, Mart n Verges creates a set of works built in the sensitive encounter of artistic, botanical and philosophical narratives. In the Garzón public school, he developed two workshops with all the boys, girls and teachers on the manufacturing of and use of charcoal made from trees in the school environment.