Frutos María Martínez

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Born (1949-01-21) January 21, 1949 (age 73)
Hontoria de Valdearados
Other namesFrutos María Martínez
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
Years active1974 - present
Known forRecycled art
Notable work
Eclosion of the Form
Spouse(s)Ana Perosanz
  • Miguel María Perosanz
  • Paula María Perosanz
  • Julián María Perosanz
  • Julián María (father)
  • Aurelia Martínez (mother)

Frutos María Martínez (born 21 January 1949) is a Spanish Sculpture and Painting. He lives and works in Alicante, Spain.


Frutos María Martínez was born in Hontoria de Valdearados, in the province of Burgos, Spain. He began sculpting and painting from an early age, building his own toys and gimmicks, thus showcasing an artisting inclination and interest in manual tasks.

At the age of 10, he began selling his creations and decorative objects in his immediate circle. Later, at the age of 15 he became a student at the "La Sindical", a trade school in Aranda de Duero where he specializes in "Industrial Mastery" with emphasis on metallurgy.

In 1985, at the age of 36, Frutos moved with his family to Alicante, Valencia and meets Juan Guardiola Gaya[1], an architect and plastic artist who became his mentor. Guardiola Gaya introduced Frutos to the circle of artists, galleries and exhibitions of Alicante.

Frutos currently resides in Alicante with his wife Ana and three children, Miguel, Paula and Julián.


The artistic style and trajectory of Frutos María Martínez is marked by an environmental concern with a focus on the pollution and damage caused by discarded garbage in the ecosystems of the seas and oceans[2]. This concern drives Frutos to collect materials such as wood, iron, stone, lead, cork, resins, sand and natural pigments from the coast[3] of the Mediterranean Sea, which he uses to create his works. He made his first collective exhibition in 2008, and since then he has carried out numerous collective and individual exhibitions, working with both sculpture and painting.

Exhibits (Selected)

Solo Exhibitions

Year Title Place Location
2011 “Hatching of form”[4] INFORMACIÓN Club Alicante
2013 “Hatching of form II” Former Chapell of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order Elche (Alicante)
2013 “Hatching of form III”[5] Cultura Frax Foundation Albir (Alicante)
2014 “Hatching of form IV”[6][7] Cultural Centre Jaume i Fluixà Calpe (Alicante)
2015 “Hatching of form V”[8] Cultural Centre of San Juan San Juan (Alicante)
2015 “Hatching of form VI”[9] D. Pedro la Barbera Salon Villajoyosa (Alicante)
2015 “Shapes and strength” Arena Gymnasium Alicante
2016 "Painted Architecture" Museum of Mar y Castillo Fortaleza Santa Pola (Alicante)
2016 “Part of my life"[10] Provincial Council of Alicante Alicante
2016 "Renewal of nature" Foundation Caja Mediterráneo Orihuela (Alicante)
2017 "New life" Santa Pola Cape Alicante
2018 “JANO”[11] Esplanade of the Alicante Museum Alicante
2019 “Migrations”[12] San Lorenzo del Escorial Madrid
2019 “Sea of wood”[13][14] Santa Bárbara Castle Alicante
2020 “Steel and sea wrecks”[15] Museum of the University of Alicante Alicante
2021 "Motivation"[16] «Eduardo Chicharro» Showroom Madrid
Permanent Display "Nature hatching" FUNDESEM Business School Alicante

Collective Exhibitions

Year Title Place Location
2008 “A tres” Culture Centre of Busot Busot (Alicante)
2010 “Exhibition of the work of Ko Kwinkelenberg and Frutos María” - Las huertas cape (Alicante)
2015 “The form for the form”[17] Cultura Frax Foundation Albir (Alicante)
2019 “Open Geometries”[18] Official College of Surveyors and Technical Architects of Madrid Madrid
2019 "Galaxy Space" Fernández de los Ríos 93 Madrid
2021 "More life, more road (Covid-19)" - Salvador Dalí Exhibit Santana Art Gallery Madrid
2021 "Festiarte" - III International Art Fair[19] Costa del Sol Avenida del Mar, Marbella
2021 Collective Exhibition Espacio Cultural Abierto Madrid


  1. "14-000. -". Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  2. "Mastering the Art of Marine Recycling: How Frutos María Martínez Turns Sea Wrecks into Works of Art". losangelesherald. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  3. "Redefining marine recycling through painting and sculpture". theworldreporter. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  4. PRADO, A. (2011-05-27). "Un largo camino a la creación abstracta". Información (in español). Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  5. "Las esculturas de Frutos María en L'Albir". El País (in español). Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  6. "Eclosión de la forma IV. | Calp Noticies". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  7. País, El (2014-08-26). "Las formas del arte de Frutos María se ven en Calp". El País (in español). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  8. "ECLOSIÓN DE LA FORMA V | Ajuntament de Sant Joan d'Alacant". (in español). Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  9. Valencia, H (2015-08-09). ""Eclosión de la forma VI», un recorrido por el arte más actua"". La Razón (in español). Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  10. "Pinturas de Frutos María en la Diputación de Alicante". Información (in español). 2016-11-25. Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  11. "MUA. Museo de la Universidad de Alicante". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  12. EDICIONES PLAZA, S.L. "Lo nuevo del escultor burgalés Frutos María: un mar de madera con objetivo sostenible". Alicanteplaza (in español). Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  13. 12endigital, Por (2019-02-25). "El Castillo de Santa Bárbara inaugura la exposición «Mar de Madera» de Frutos María". Grupo 12 Comunicación (in español). Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  14. "Mar de Madera de Frutos de María conquista el Castillo de Santa Bárbara". Economia3 (in español). 2019-02-24. Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  15. Redacción (2019-11-14). "El escultor Frutos María inaugura "Acero y pecios del mar" en el MUA". Alicante Mag (in español). Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  16. "Frutos María – Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores" (in español). Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  17. La Marina Plaza, Noticias. "Exposición: "La forma por la forma" de Vicente Verdú y Frutos María -L'Alfàs- (2015-09-24)" (in español). Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  18. "Exposición: "Geometrías abiertas" de Jesús del Peso - Home - Aparejadores Madrid". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  19. "Marbella 2021 – FestiArte" (in español). Retrieved 2021-10-05.

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