Eddie Martinez, ‘Picture in Picture (Prototype)’, 2016, Timothy Taylor

About Eddie Martinez

Eddie Martinez’s artistic career arguably began during the house painting jobs of his youth, during which he preferred doodling to the task at hand. His mature style draws from classical traditions of still-life, portrait, and allegorical narrative painting, but filtered through coarse brushwork, bold contours, and semi-abstraction. The images and motifs that feature in his paintings often come from popular culture, and have included cartoon-like ducks, skulls, and clowns. In addition to using oil paint, Martinez also incorporates a mix of media in his paintings, especially spray paint and markers. Martinez has gained recognition for his manipulation of color, which he applies aggressively and in vividly contrasting combinations. One critic described Martinez’s work as being “about color and what it means.”

American, b. 1977, Groton, Connecticut, based in Brooklyn, New York

Group Shows

2015
Copenhagen V,
2015

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Timothy Taylor at Art Brussels 2017
2016
Timothy Taylor at Frieze London 2016