Peter Marín was born and raised in Mexico City. Marín has been painting for 30 years, is the owner of Peter Marin Artworks and is currently represented by Charlotte Russell Contemporary
Marín’s abstract painting references architecture, landscape, sacred geometry, identity and uses the languages of color and structure. Working outside the expected Latino narrative serves to amplify the notion that Latino artists work in diverse idioms. Marin’s works to further the discussion on abstraction, moving it from formalist, reductivist proposals to a more richly layered vision rendering his personal sensibility.
In addition to pursuing abstraction, Marín also works in Mexican craft art to maintain, transmit and celebrate his traditions. He produces varying scale ofrendas using and creating Mexican artesanias, in particular those surrounding Día de Muertos, which includes papel picado, clay, papel mâché, retablos, dioramas and sugar skulls. He recently created and installed a colossal ofrenda for “Frida, Diego and the Mexican Modernists,” at the @ncartmuseum
Marín received a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Hunter College. In 2019, Marín received the Latino Diamante Award for Arts and Culture, given by Diamante, Inc, NC’s first Latino arts organization. Currently he is an adjunct assistant professor with Wake Tech Community College and Living Arts College. He has 23 years of teaching experience with various populations, including undergraduate, graduate, youth at risk, victims of violence, teens and active adults. Marín also offers arts consultation and education services to private and non-profit sectors and currently mentors a community of 35 painters.
Marin studio is located in Artspace, downtown Raleigh.
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