Francisco Mayor Maestre (Madrid, 1990) is trained in Fine Arts by the Complutense de Madrid, with Master's degrees in Art and Creation Research at the same university, and in Engraving and Graphic Design at the Castilla-La Mancha university.
He has been awarded the Pilar i Joan Miró de Mallorca Foundation Scholarship, the Artistic Engraver Scholarship of the Currency Department of the National Mint and Stamp Factory and the first prize of the Rivas-Vaciamadrid National Painting Competition (2019), among others.
His work has been exhibited in various cities in Spain, in addition to Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Belgium, and is part of the Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation, the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engraving in Marbella, the National Library, the Calcography Nacional de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, the Rivas-Vaciamadrid City Council, the Museo Real Casa de la Moneda, the Faculty of Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense and various private collections.
With housing as the protagonist, the work of Fran Mayor Maestre delves into the different ways of inhabiting cities, the relationships that are established between life and architecture and the connection that it produces in common places. The housing problem and the consequences and changes derived from gentrification in large cities, does not end in abandonment, stigmatization, regeneration and commercialization, it also encompasses other aspects related to urban physiognomy and aesthetics. The artist uses different techniques that are superimposed on the pictorial layer such as drawing, oil, collage, printing, engraving and various materials that he integrates into the support creating different layers of information, and offering multiple readings.