Guillermo Martin Bermejo’s drawings reference medieval tales of saints in the creation of a very personalised romantic world. Drawn in pencil on pages from second hand notebooks, his scenes use the past as a poetic space, and play out his own life experiences as if they were part of a long-lost legend or a chanson de geste. In some ways reminiscent of Stanley Spencer in their theatrical interpretation of the everyday, his images take place in landscapes that feel both dramatic and parochial. This is the past as a gentle intimate world, full of intense feeling.
Guillermo Martin Bermejo is a Spanish artist based in a small village near Madrid. He has a forthcoming solo exhibition at the Museo Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid in 2019. Recent institutional exhibitions include at the Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid (2018); Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga (2017); and the Fundación Santiago y Segundo Montes, Valladolid (2016). his works appear in a number of notable collections, including Colección Caja Madrid, Colección Caja España (Valladolid), Biblioteca Francisco Javier Martin Abril (Valladolid), Marine International Bureau (Mónaco), and the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.