Marius Martinescu was born in Romania in 1965 and currently lives in Paris, after obtaining his diploma in Fine Arts in 1985 in Bucharest, graduating in 1997. He has been awarded for two consecutive years (2000 to 2001 ) by the 'Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), as “one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists”, and in 2003 he became a resident of the US on the basis of exceptional ability in the arts.
He began to engrave in 1995, participating in the "International Competition The World of Ex-Libris", Belgrade. Unlike many contemporary artists the Martinescu bookplates reveal a personal style based on the interpretation of the original of the chosen themes.
His works have been exhibited in several countries, the artist reveals a unique passion for the art of the human form, quoting his own words, "always developing the image around the human spirit, trying to link the image with "the invisible world of the imagination" that can be revealed by the eyes, the hands and the heart of the artist." Many of his bookplates are influenced by the teachings of the Renaissance, where the symbolism, the role of the depth in a press through the perspective linear and glimpse, and the sfumato technique, enhance the realism of the faces and figures were paramount.
He has participated in several competitions and won numerous awards, of which:
- The aforementioned Elizabeth Greenshields Art Award in 2000/2001,
- The special award in the sixth edition of the international competition of Ex Libris Library Di Bodio Lomnago "Cinema, The Dream Machine" in 2011,
- and the third prize is an exhibition organized on the 36th FISAE Congress, is the latest edition of our competition (Alice in Wonderland 2016)