2016- The Art Student League of New York Pat Lipsky "The Grammar and Vocabulary of Color.
2014- The Art Student League of New York summer program Larry Poons Studio
2013 Nuria Duran, Barcelona, Spain.
2011 The Art Student League of New York, New York.
Larry Poons Studio
1996 Robert Reig school of Landscape Architecture L.S.U. BA.
Instructor Larry Poons, summer session.
1996. Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, L.S.U. U.S.A. ‘Thesis Certificate of Excellence’.
1994. School of Architecture at Tulane University. EUA.
1986. Bartlett School Of Architecture and Planning, UCL. United Kingdom. 1986. The American College for Applied Arts. U.K.

2017 – Milan International Art Award, Milan, Theater Dal Verme.
2017- STIMULUS, Art23, London and Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens, Greece.
2017- Caravaggio International Award. Palazzo Bramante, Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy.
2017- International Goya Award, Grand Teatre del Liceu, May2017, Barcelona, Spain.
2017- Barcelona Biennial, Spain, May 2017
2017- Art Expo New York, “The Forest of the Mind”, April 2017
2015- Klaus Steinmetz Contemporary Art. "Abstract Topographies"
2013-Unique Experiences Auction, Fundamentes.
2012-Contemporary Group Exhibition, Avenida Escazú. Costa Rica
2012- Unique Experiences Auction, Building Lives. Costa Rica
2012-Centro Costarricense de la Ciencia y La Cultura- Fundación Vida
2012-Casino, Avenida Escazú, Costa Rica
2011- Here & Now. Forum I. DesPacio/ Bodega 02. Costa Rica
2017-Francisco Goya International Award Catalogue, curated by Francesco Saverio Russo, Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain. Serradifalco Publisher.
2017- Art International Contemporary Magazine Issue #3, EA Editore
2017- “Organic Abstraction and Life” by curator Ralph C. Valley, https://curatorial-poetry.yolasite.com/Organic-abstraction-and-life.php
2017 February - La Amenaza. Revista Arte Al Límite, por Andrés Isaac Santana
2015 March – Art and Shop. María Galera, Meet the artist
2015 March - Artículo Klaus Steinmentz
2015 February – Conversation between Federico Herrero and Javier Martén

Links to my last dossiers



My visual system is a synthesis of my perception of nature, life and the world.
That world of the tangible and at the same time ephemeral diversity of the forests of Costa Rica that prevails in my plastic proposal that I translate in sensual forms and metaphors.
My gestural and lyric abstract language is as broad as the wind when it blows on the trees, in that constant becoming and getting rid of life.
In my process, the morphologies I portray on the canvas are routes to the freedom of the cosmos and its multidimensional spaces and time, full of color and mysteries to be deciphered.
The colors of nature, the topography of natural territories, the fractalness of rivers, roads and vegetation in front of the movement of light and water, inspire me.

Undersurface “Undersurface”

Javier Marten, Undersurface, acrylic on canvas,100 x 133 cm. 2017

Sunlight entering the water may travel about 3,280 feet into the ocean, but there is rarely any significant light beyond 656 feet.
The ocean is divided into three zones based on depth and light level. The uppe 656 feet of the ocean is called or "sunlight," zone.

Jungle Play “Jungle Play”

Javier Marten, Jungle Play, 110x160cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2017.
Warm friendly welcome, relaxing atmosphere is the environment at the jungle in Costa Rica, my homeplace. This painting depicts the depth, the bright colors and the surprises you find there.

Abstract topographies “Abstract topographies”

Javier Marten, Abstract Topographies, 135x105cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2017.

The detailed mapping or charting of the features of a relatively small area of this abstract landscape, where color, movement and light portray Nature.

River Play “River Play”

Javier Marten, River Play, diptych, acrylic on canvas, 78 x 54 cm. 2017
The fractal scenery of the tropical rivers is a magical repetition of the structure of the Universe we live in.

Forest Rhapsody “Forest Rhapsody”

Javier Marten, Forest Rhapsody, acrylic on canvas, 418 x 130 cm. 2017
This huge painting pretends to expand our view of time, give natural events more space and look for the heartbeats of any forest that keep it all running.