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Artist Statement





My paintings in New York. (Free watercolor with every painting sold, one for each $100 you spend)

Hi, this online art exhibit forms part of my production during the last 25 years.
Here you will find different aspects of my struggle to survive as a visual artist
using the most eclectic approach to adapt and fulfill my needs.
Usually to communicate my ideas I paint.
Painting is my language and through my artwork you can perceive my ideas.
New york has served me as a source of inspiration and learning the past 25 years.
Somehow I feel that New York reinforces my roots. It evokes a nostalgia for the ancient cultures of the Olmec, Maya, Chibcha, and Inca, cultures which strongly influenced Central America and specifically Costa Rica, were I was born.
Please check the videos to the left side of the screen to take a look at the free watercolors.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Hector Marin-Arias


I AM OFFERING FREE ART LESSONS, PLEASE CHECK MY VIDEOS FOR WATERCOLOR PAINTING. MORE VIDEOS ARE COMING SOON.





Artist Exhibitions



Hector Marin-Arias

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 "Queens Houses of Worship"
Flushing Library New York
1995 New York public Library Branch @ 96th St. New York
1995 Hunter College. The Multi-Cultural Club. New York
1991 Berthold Brecht auditorium. "this exhibit
focuses on resistance to colonialism, and is
designed as a protest against the 1992 Columbus
Quincentenial celebration." Inspired by the
Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Mayan. New York
1990 Shaman Repertory Theater. New York
1989 Shakespeare Art Gallery. San Jose, Costa Rica
1986 Jose Figueres Art Gallery. San Jose, Costa Rica
1986 Costa Rican Institute of Electricity. San Jose, Costa Rica
1986 Hispanic Institute of Culture. San Jose, Costa Rica
1982 Orfila Art Gallery. Madrid, Spain
1977 La Nacion. San Jose, Costa Rica
1970 Galeria Casa de la Escultura. Panama City, Panama
SELECTED GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS
2004 New York Faces scenes and Dreams.
Tompkins Square Branche. A Juried Art Exhibit. New York Public Library
2003 New York Scenes and Dreams. Tompkins
Square Branche. A Juried Art Exhibit. New York
2002 The Brooklyn War Memorial.
Brooklyn College MFA Thesis Exhibition
Maria Catalano Rand, Curator. New York
1998 The Hudson Waterfront Museum.
"Liberty Enlightening The World" a juried
art exhibit. Peter M. Waldman,
First Mate Curator. New York
1997 Anthropology Museum of the City
of New York. A Juried Art Exhibit.
Nancy Bareis, Exhibit Curator. New York
1994 Limner Gallery "Emerging Artists'94" New York
1991 Columbia University (I.R.C.) Art Exhibit New York
1990 Julia de Burgos cultural center
"Three Contemporary Artists" New York
1988 Central Bank Museum
"III Lachner& Saenz Biennial" San Jose, Costa Rica
1986 French Cultural Center
"Jade Group Art Exhibit" San Jose, Costa Rica
1982 Daniel Vasquez Diaz, Art Exhibit Huelva, Spain
1975 Friends of Medinaceli, Art Exhibit Soria, Spain
1974 Cite Internationale Des Arts,
"Latin American Artists" Art Exhibit Paris, France
1974 Rafael Vicente Equi,
"6 Spanish Speaking Artists"
Aquiles Ortiz Curator. Charavel,Venezuela
1972 Second Zaragoza Biennial. Zaragoza, Spain
1972 First Malaga Biennial. Malaga, Spain
1971 Joan Miro, 11th International
Drawing Competition. Barcelona,Spain
1971 13th Inglada Guillot International Drawing Competition. Barcelona
1971 Sala Gaudi,1st Congress of Latin American
Artists. At the opening night of the Congress we
were honored by the presence of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Barcelona,Spain

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Artist Publications



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Artist Collections



Hector Marin-Arias

Sala Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain

Estrada collection, Barcelona Spain

Arts and Crafts, Medinaceli, Spain

Clementina Suarez Collection,
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Central Bank Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica

Lachner & Saenz Collection, San Jose, Costa Rica...

Artist Favorites