Born in Colombia in 1952,
he completed his formal studies in Medellín, a
provincial capital in central Colombia. Early on
in his childhood he expressed a marked interest for colors and drawing. He
did his first art studies at I'Academie de Beaux
Arts in his hometown of Medellín. He specialized in
different artistic techniques, especially the oil and ink mediums. Arriving
in Québec in 1972, he began to study art at Concordia University in Montreal.
His canvasses during the years 1973-1975 show interest in
experimenting with color as applied to the rounded shapes of his subjects. In
1976, he traveled to Europe where he
visited all of the major galleries and studied the masters, especially those
of latin origin.
1977-1980 were years of experimentation with ink drawings. In 1981, he
returned to Colombia where he
painted prodigiously in his attempt to express his vision of the latin character. Today, Mr. Marín
continues to paint in Montreal
expressing his concepts through the oil medium, ever influenced by his roots
in the latin culture.