Eddie Martinez, ‘Untitled’, 2013, ICI Annual Benefit & Auction 2013

Martinez's style draws from classical traditions of still-life, portrait, and allegorical narrative painting, but filtered through coarse brushwork, bold contours, and semi-abstraction. “I don’t have to make specific choices or explain things,” he says. Current Bid: $4,000.

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

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Eddie Martinez: Cowboy Town, Timothy Taylor, London
2015
New Editions by Eddie Martinez, Edition Copenhagen, København

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V
2015
#crowdedhouse, Harper's Books, East Hampton

Fair History on Artsy

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