Coco retollado
Date 2009
Dimensions 40" x 40"
Category Painting
Medium Acrylic on canvas
Genre Still life
Period 21st Century
Collection *Translate: Sprouting coconut

Connie Martín

"Coco retollado*" (2009)

Biography

Painter. Martín studied at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she received a BFA in 1972. Afterwards, she took courses at Academia Artium Peña and at Real Academia de San Fernando, both in Madrid. Subsequently, she pursued postgraduate studies at Universidad Central de Barcelona in Spain, where In 1975 she obtained a Master's degree in Philosophy and Letters History of Art Section. That same year she returns to Puerto Rico where, at Escuela de Artes Plásticas, she took advanced painting courses, with professor and painter Alfonso Arana. In 1998 she received the Award for Best Solo Exhibition from the International Association of Art Critics, Puerto Rico Chapter for Pinturas Recientes exhibit. She has shown her work in several solo and numerous group exhibitions, including El Placer del Color, held at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico in 2008, and the Shanghai Art Fair held in Shanghai, China in 2009. Working with different mediums such as oil, acrylic, pastel and silk screens, she has explored the figurative, expressionist and lyrical abstraction, displaying traditional themes which highlight the use of color and contrasts between light and shadows.