Manuel Quintana Martelo was born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1949. Manuel has undertaken various lines of artistic studies, including: - Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi, Barcelona. Contemporary Mural PaintingPintura mural, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona. Caligraphic Printmaking, Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de Barcelona. - Film and Video Studies, Filmmaking Centre, Barcelona.
The still lives of Quintana Martelo are intriguing for their combination of traditional compositions, placed over unusual surfaces. He includes the whole atmosphere of his studio in his paintings, with his painting materials often making up part of the composition. Thus he gives us the impression of being there in the studio with him at the time of creation.
1970 . Caixa de Aforros de Vigo. Vigo
Sala de Arte. Hostal Reyes Católicos. Santiago.
1971. Galería Alamo. Barcelona..