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benito martinez creel


He was born in 1958 in Madrid, Spain, grew up in Mexico and has developed most of his work as an artist in the United States.


Martínez Creel studied at the Otis Institute of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, where his generation was mentored by David Hockney. He worked during the eighties and nineties mainly in Los Angeles. During the 2000s, he dedicated himself full time to his advertising agency, leading it to become one of the ten largest Hispanic market agencies in the United States. In 2013 he sold his agency and returned to Mexico to dedicate himself full time to art.


This Mexican artist has had individual exhibitions in places such as: Historical Museum of the Merindades, Spain, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico; County Library, Medina, Ohio; Juan Rulfo House of Culture, Mexico; Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles; L&B Viewing Gallery, Portland; Regional Museum of Chihuahua; Regional Museum of Querétaro; Galleries Aura, Mexico; Museum of Fine Arts, Parral; Acento, Los Angeles. He has participated in countless group exhibitions in the United States, Mexico and Europe.


He has been interviewed on American and Mexican television and has been a guest artist at the Otis Art Institute. His painting and sculpture can be found in various museums and private collections in Mexico, Spain, Italy, the United States, and Trinidad and Tobago.


Currently he works mainly with acrylics and acrylic resins on wood and paper, ceramic sculpture and polychrome stone sculptures.  


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