Mario Martinez (Mars-1), ‘Pineal Man’, 2009, MAIA Contemporary

About Mario Martinez (Mars-1)

Mario Martinez, aka Mars-1, is known for his fantastic, imaginary worlds. Inspired by Surrealism, Street Art and Abstract Expressionism, Martinez creates densely composed extraterrestrial landscapes brimming with light effects, floating orbs, and other flying geometric forms. He references physics, collective consciousness, the study of UFOs, mysticism, biological processes, and the mystery of life itself. Lance Armstrong, Nike CEO Mark Parker, and Grammy Award-winning musician Everlast are among the collectors who have bought Martinez’s work.

American, b. 1977, based in San Francisco, California

Group Shows

2017
Mexico City,
Segundo piso galeria

Fair History on Artsy

2016
FIFTY24MX at SCOPE Miami Beach 2016
2015
FIFTY24MX at LA Art Show 2015