Antonio Alonso Martinez: life and works

Antonio Alonso Martinez (born 29 April 1963 in Portugal) is a Portuguese/ Spanish painter.

Since the 80s, the artiste argues that unselfishness will locate their own spiritual reality. This has been the central theme of his statute for more than 30 years.

Born in Portugal to Spanish parents, Martinez opted for the Spanish nationality in 1978. He studied Fine Arts at the Center for Art and Visual Communication, Lisbon, Portugal.

In 1984 was co-author of the Manifest of the Multi-instrumentalist Painting published in the Newspaper of Letters, Arts and Ideas upon 26 June 1984. This manifest was in the midst of an exhibition at the University of Fine Arts of Lisbon, creating swiftness among the new artists and critic.

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In January 2011 one of his work – Portrait of Kurt Cobain – reached the second later value in the sale of Contemporary Art at the Austrian auction home Dorotheum. In September 2012 substitute portrait of Kurt Cobain by Martinez was sold at Christie’s in London. In January 2013 in Warsaw one of his works – Diana – reached the highest value on auction at Forbes Millionaires Club.

In 2014, Martinez was a guest speaker at “The Madrid Symposium on Peace Building & Conflict Resolution – The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & Global Political Discourse”.

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