Martin Ron

Argentina 1981

Urban Art, Street Art

Martin Ron
Martin Ron
April 18, 2014
Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls.

Martin Ron is one of the pre-eminent street artists in Argentina.  He paints hyper realistic surrealist imagery on a huge scale.

He paints a lot in Buenos Aires and has painted more than 80 murals in the county of Tres de Febrero. Together with the district council. They  work together to renovate and paint walls that are covered with vandalism or propaganda and get artists and residents together for painting projects.

The program is called the Urban Embellishment Programme (Programa de Embellecimiento Urbano) and what the project is really about is the artists’ own expression and the artists have the freedom to paint what they like and the council supports them and provide them with all the materials. The residents like it because they have colourful and artistic new murals on their doorstep that brighten up the neighbourhood.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013HSBC Urban festLA RURAL, ArgentinaGroup
201330 years 30 ArtistsNational Congress of the Argentina RepublicGroup
2013Festival links (tenth edition)Valentín Gómez 4752, Caseros, Buenos AiresGroup
2013George the Dog John the ArtistHoward Griffin Gallery, LondonGroup
2013Project stations (passion of Christ)walls of the College ABBÉ Joseph King, ARGroup
2013Soulfly Concept (mural)Shop Haus, Buenos AiresSolo
2013Bridge, art and public spaceKosovo Gallery, ARGroup
2013Santiago live cultureSantiago, ARGroup
2013urban beautification programPalermo, Buenos AiresGroup
2012Festival IBUG 2012Glauchau, GermanyGroup
2012MEETING OF STYLESBuenos Aires, ARGroup