Martin was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. In 1994 at the age of 17, Martin began art studies at Taller Del Sol, the studio of Pedro Giacaglia, who for the decade between 1960 and 1970 had been a member of an influential artist’s movement in Argentina called Grupo Litoral. In 1997 Giacaglia passed away and Carbajal continued studying art in the studios of several different artists. During this year, he also took a course in Pre-Columbian Mythology at the Museum of History, Julio Marc, and it was here that Martin had his first solo exhibition themed on the same topic. In 1998 Carbajal began his studies at the Universidad de Bellas Artes (School of Fine Art) in Rosario and in the same year had his first individual exhibition (in honor of his master Pedro Giacaglia) at the Krass Gallery of Rosario, Argentina. This exhibition was named by the Government of Argentina as “Artist Cultural Heritage.” The Blue Angel Gallery in Miami, Florida invited Carbajal to mount a solo exhibition in 1999, and he was also invited by the Colombian Consulate in Miami to participate in a two person exhibition. In 2000, Carbajal again traveled from Argentina to Miami to receive an award from Alex Penela, then Mayor of Miami, in recognition of his cultural support of the city. Carbajal moved permanently to Miami in 2000. He has subsequently participated in several exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and other countries around the globe.
José Pacheco Silva
Jose studied at Pratt Institute in New York City and the State University of New York College at Buffalo. Born in Colombia, he has lived in the United States since 1972. His art was selected for the HORTT 2000 exhibition at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art for the 54th ANNUAL All Florida Juried Competition And Exhibition 2005 and received honorable mention at the 63rd ALL FLORIDA SHOW at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in 2014. He is part of the Bernice Steinbaum private collection and has exhibited in Miami, and Chicago.
His most current series of work consists of black & white photographs applied on wood. "Behind the austerity of my work, lies the intention of retaining the images of the places where I passed by, with the knowledge that everything is condemned to a form of destruction.My references responds more to a personal biography than to a collective memory. In essence I like to construct a poetry of decay as a constant chord, inseparable from the notion that death is imminent and the world is out of control, creating a feeling of night falling into darkness".