Marcos Tamargo bio

He is one of the most outstanding artists of the Spanish painting scene, since with just thirty seven years old, he already has several works exhibited in world-class museums of the stature of The Hispanic Society Museum, as well as in galleries around the world. He has a constant and active participation in international art fairs, in cities such as New York, Miami, Brussels, Geneva, Karlsruhe … Being present in more than ten a year.

As a complement to this promising career, Marcos Tamargo is in charge of portraying the winners of the Prince of Asturias Award, as well as His Majesty King Philip. Marcos Tamargo is a painter who works mainly an abstract-figurative language, creating especially vital works because they are intimately linked to his personal life. One of its most important and identifiable features is the use and transformation of matter in the form of textures, collected in the different places or situations of which its work speaks, in order to capture on the canvas the rightful essence of the material, in a palpable way.

Regarding its technique, it includes all conventional registers: oil, acrylic, enamels … on all types of media (paper, canvas, board, …) In addition to technical techniques, Marcos Tamargo is the creator of a new contribution to painting that he calls himself MoveArt. It is about two different works on the same canvas, one visible in a conventional way and the other appearing only under a black light. In this way, a single work can show a landscape, and when the light is out, it changes dramatically to produce, for example, a portrait.

Since 2019, he has been selected to portray all the women that won the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Museum, Nobel Institute, European Union, the USA Embassy and the German Embassy are some of the institutions that sponsored this project.

He is the brand ambassador for the prestigious Winsor & Newton.

Academic Backgorund

The Art Students League of New York.

The School of Visual Arts of New York.

Erasmus scholarship at the Business and Management Sheffield Hallam University (UK).

Business and Management degree at University of Oviedo.

Exhibitions (main)

2022 – Individual exhibition at David Bardía Gallery, Madrid  (Spain)

2022 – Collective exhibition at Flagship Mango, New York (EE. UU.)

2022 – Individual exhibition Moret Art, Coruña (Spain)

2021 – Individual exhibition in Dubai. 50 years of the foundation of Arabic Emirates, Dubai (UAE)

2020 – Individual exhibition Cornión Gallery, Gijón (Spain)

2020 – Nobel Prize exhibition at Casa Colón Museum, Gran Canaria (Spain)

2019 – Nobel Prize exhibition at Villa Nobel Museum, Sanremo (Italy)

2019 – Individual exhibition Nobel Prize Science Women, House of Representatives, Madrid. (Spain)

2019 – Individual exhibition Rodrigo Juarranz Gallery, Burgos, (Spain)

2018 – Individual exhibition Pago de Los Capellanes Ribera del Duero, (Spain)

2018 – Collective exhibition at Bermuda National Gallery, (Bermuda Island)

2018 – Collective exhibition Espinasse31 Gallery. Mónaco, (France)

2018 – Collective exhibition Espinasse31 Gallery. Milano, (Italy)

2018 – Individual exhibition Espinasse31 Gallery. Milano, (Italy)

2017 – Individual exhibition Alfonso XIII Gallery. Madrid, (Spain)

2017 – Individual exhibition Infanta Elena Museum. Ciudad Real, (Spain)

2017 – Collective exhibition Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Madrid, (Spain)

2017 – Collective exhibition Santa Cruz Museum. Toledo, (Spain)

2017 – Collective exhibition Lucía Mendoza Gallery. Madrid, (Spain)

2016 – Individual exhibition Mirat & Co Gallery.  Madrid, (Spain)

2016 – Individual exhibition AMPARK Gallery. Frankfurt, (Germany)

2016 – Collective exhibition Lucía Mendoza Gallery. Madrid, (Spain)

2015 – Individual exhibition Gazzambo Gallery. Madrid, (Spain)

2015 – Princess of Asturias Awards honorable Portraits and her Royal Highness. Oviedo, (Spain)

2015 – Collective exhibition Lucía Mendoza Gallery. Madrid, (Spain)

2015 – Collective exhibition ABALARTE. Madrid, (Spain)

2014 – Prince of Asturias Awards honorable Portraits and his Royal Highness. Oviedo, (Spain)

2014 – Individual exhibition Art4Plus Gallery. Madrid, (Spain)

2014 – Individual exhibition Nina Torres Gallery. Miami, (EE UU.)

2014 – Individual exhibition Art Wanson Gallery. Marbella, (Spain)

2014 – Individual exhibition Rodrigo Juarranz Gallery. Burgos, (Spain)

2014 – Individual exhibition de las Bolas Museum. Burgos, (Spain)

2014 – Collective exhibition María Aguilar Gallery. Cádiz, (Spain)

2013 – Prince of Asturias Awards honorable Portraits and his Royal Highness. Oviedo, (Spain)

2012 – Individual exhibition Van Dyck Gallery. Gijón, (Spain)

2012 – Prince of Asturias Awards honorable Portraits and his Royal Highness . Oviedo, (Spain)

2012 – Individual exhibition “Vistas aéreas” Art Angler Gallery. New York, (EE. UU.)

2012 – Collective exhibition Art Angler Gallery. New York , (EE. UU.)

2012 – Collective exhibition at Rodrigo Juarranz Gallery. Burgos, (Spain)

2012 –  Collective exhibition “Transformers”. Corcoran Gallery. Washington, (EE. UU.)

2012 – Collective exhibition “Young Promises of Contemporary Art”. Van Dyck Gallery. Gijón, (Spain)

2012 – Collective exhibition “Contrastes”. Van Dyck Gallery. Gijón, (Spain)

2011 – Individual exhibition “Realidad Subyacente” Van Dyck Gallery. Gijón, (Spain)

2011 – Prince of Asturias Awards honorable Portraits and his Royal Highness. Oviedo, (Spain)

2011 – Collective exhibition “La fugacidad del tránsito por la vida”. Pop-up Gallery. Madrid, (Spain)

2011 – Collective exhibition “Jóvenes valores del arte contemporáneo”. Van Dyck Gallery. Gijón, (Spain)

2011 – Collective exhibition “Plural”. Van Dyck Gallery. Gijón, (Spain)

2011 – Collective exhibition “Spanish artists without borders”. Centro Español of New York. (EE. UU.)

2010 – Individual exhibition “Bridges and Rooftops”. Galería Santiago Cásar. Santander, (Spain)

2010 – Collective exhibition “Kaleidoscopes of color”. New York Realism Gallery. New York, (EE. UU.)

2010 – Individual exhibition “Artcard”. Ben Navaee Gallery. Toronto, (Canadá)

2010 – Collective exhibition Obispo Solís Palace. Cáceres, (Spain)

2009 – Collective exhibition “Rust Belt”. Rogue Space Gallery. New York, (EE. UU.)

2009 – Collective exhibition The Art Students League. New York, (EE. UU.)

2009 – Individual exhibition Laboral Unviersity. Gijón, (Spain)

2008 – Collective exhibition “SOS Racismo” Madrid, (Spain)

Selected works

– National Trust of Spain.

– Infant Elena Museum.

– Foreign affairs and cooperation of Spain.

– ABANCA collection.

– European Nuclear Research Center (CERN).

– The Hispanic Society of New York .

– Asturias Princess Foundation.


– Embassy of Spain in EEUU.

– Spanish Consulate in Sweden.

– Spanish Consulate in Miami.

– Oviedo University.

– Work an Social Affairs Ministry of Spain.

– Artefacting.

– Lutier Territory.

– Bodegas García.


– Rotary Club.

– Spanish Center of NY.

– La Nueva España Newspaper.

– Barceló Hotels.

– Oviedo Council State.

– Unión de comerciantes de Gijón.

– Meliá Hotels.

– Mad Women Fest.

– Pago de los Capellanes.

Marcos Tamargo at Kenya