He was born in Melilla (Spain) in 1968.
His career has focused on the practice, teaching and research in art.
He studied Bachelor of Fine Arts (1986-1991) and PhD Doctor of Fine Arts (1996) at the School of San Carlos, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). He also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1995.
His career as an artist has focused on a figurative painting which aims to question the nature of reality. This media that have been expanding progressively to other ones such as sculpture, drawing or installation.
His artwork has been shown in several solo exhibitions, highlighting Galería Buades in Madrid (1995); Club Diario Levante of Valencia (The flight is worth it, 1993); University in Valencia (The shrinking man, 1995); Gallery 4 in Valencia (Custom-made lies, 1998); Muelle 27 Gallery in Madrid (World of J.V. Marjov, 2003) and the Espai d’Art “La Llotgeta” in Valencia (Homunculum and demons, 2006), The Exhibition hall of the Fish Market of Alicante, (Memorial, 2017) and the University of Umea, Sweden (The end of the biography, 2018).
Some of the collective exhibitions he has participated are: Muestra de Arte Joven (Madrid, 1993), Muelle de Levante (Valencia, 1994 / Madrid, 1995), Plural. The Spanish art in the 21st century (Madrid, 2002) or Imago Mundi. Spain Identity / Modernity. Luciano Benetton Collection (Málaga, Spain / Venecia, Italy, 2015), among many others.
His artworks are in collections such as Art Contemporary “La General” in Granada, Collection of contemporary art “City of Pamplona” or the collection of the Regional Congress of Valencia, among others. Likewise, critics of art and theoreticians as Inocencio Galindo, Juan Manuel Bonet, J.R. Danvila, Fernando Huici, Román de la Calle, Miguel Fernández-Cid, Horacio Fernández or Vicente Jarque have written about his artwork.
He is a founding member of the collective The Mutual Society of Art (www.lamutuaartistica.com).
In the academic field, he began his career with a scholarship for training researchers (1992-1996), which concluded with the doctoral thesis Portraits of Fernando Arrabal. Between commissioned painting and the theory of the Panic group (1996), directed by Inocencio Galindo Mateo. This research was materialized in the exhibition Visions of Fernando Arrabal, on the relationship of the playwright born in Melilla with painting, organized by the Consortium of Valencian Museums, that was exhibited in the cities of Valencia, Madrid, Alicante, Zaragoza and Lisbon during 1999 and 2000.
He has focused his research on media archaeology during the last years, publishing the articles: Martín Martínez, J.V. and Luna Lozano, S., 2019. “The synthetic face. Representation strategies for the artificial portrait”. Artnodes, (23). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7238/a.v0i23.3186 and Martín Martínez, J.V. and Albalate Gauchía, I., 2018. “Looking inside the box. The Diorama viewer with selective focus as a practical case of media archaeology”. Artnodes, (21). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7238/a.v0i21.3187. Moreover, he is the author of the the national patent Diorama viewer with selective focus (number: 201100414, dated 16/6/2014)
He has written the books History as a model in German Romanticism (Spanish) (Miguel Hernández University of Elche, 2014) and Athene in the campus. An approach to Fine Arts considered as a university discipline (Spanish) (Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2007; with Inocencio Galindo) and he is the editor, with Inocencio Galindo, of the book Image and knowledge. Artistic tradition and technological innovation (Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2008).
He is a professor and a researcher at Miguel Hernández University (Spain) from 2000 until now, being, from 2019, Chair of Painting.
He has been the curator of the Plan Z exhibition Project, from 2016 until now, organized by the Altea Council and the Miguel Hernández University.
He has held several administrative positions, being Dean of the Fine Arts School of Altea form 2008 until now. He has been the director of the Master in Art Project and Research (Miguel Hernández University) from 2014 until now.