Martin's Atelier

Martin’s Atelier is an artistic platform boosted by Icíar Ormaechea and Martin Versnel, two art lovers who continue to take their passion for art one step further. The objective is to promote the work of visual and plastic artists:

  • Providing space to support artists and their work in and from the heart of Europe
  • Linking galleries and opportunities
  • Creating stimulating circumstances that make artists thrive
  • Connecting galleries with new markets
  • Facilitating and supporting artistic career development
  • Advising artists on media strategy and on how to present themselves to Europe
  • Linking artists to experienced art consultants

Let’s take our passion for art one step further and provide space to support artists in Europe

The project was originally created around a unique and signatory space in the heart of Ixelles (Brussels, Belgium), which was the atelier of the well-known artist Paul Artôt. The original construction was built by Paul Hamesse, a famous architect of the art nouveau movement.

Since January 2018 we have curated exhibitions and art projects featuring a selection of artists belonging to diverse artistic traditions. We have pushed careers and created opportunities. As of 2019 we also organize briefings and lectures on art by recognized members from the art-world. In 2020 Morrosko Vila-San-Juan started supporting our project. That same year, the first steps were taken to also develop Martin’s Atelier as an online art platform. 

Martin’s Atelier in the media

NewsVille | January 2020

Connecting Worlds

SPAIN Arts and Culture | January 2020

La Vanguardia | November 2019

Architecture & Dance

EuropaPress | November 2019

Architecture & Dance

Top Brussels | October 2019

Interview "A coffee with Icíar Ormaechea and Martin Versnel"

Agencia EFE | September 2019

Björk

SPAIN Arts and Culture | September 2019

Björk

Top Brussels | September 2019

Björk, interview to Ty Trias

SPAIN Arts and Culture | May 2019

Imprints

La Vanguardia | May 2019

Inside

El País | May 2019

Inside

Educando en igualdad | May 2019

Inside

Europost | May 2019

Inside

T Magazine | June 2018

Architectural Transition

El Periódico | June 2018

Architectural Transition

El Diario | June 2018

Architectural Transition

Be Perfect Magazine | June 2018

Architectural Transition

Top Brussels | June 2018

Architectural Transition

SPAIN Arts and Culture | May 2018

Architectural Transition

Spanish Embassy in Belgium | May 2018

Architectural Transition

EuropaPress | May 2018

Architectural Transition

La Vanguardia | May 2018

Architectural Transitions

El Diario | May 2018

Architectural Transitions

Hispagenda | May 2018

Architectural transition

El Diario | January 2018

Spanish Abstraction and Realism in Brussels

Agencia EFE | January 2018

Spanish Abstraction and Realism in Brussels

La Vanguardia | January 2018

Spanish Abstraction and Realism in Brussels