Eddie Martinez (artist)

Eddie Martinez (born 1977) is a New York-based performer best known for large-scale paintings that feature bold color, urgent descent and brushwork, and graphic shapes and forms. His style combines painting and drawing, abstraction and representation, and a casual door to materials once an eclectic iconography of symbolic elements. While contemporary in his substitute of materials and subjects, he bridges a wide range of historical influences, including CoBrA, Action painting, neo-expressionism and Philip Guston, and classical conventions of portraiture, still dynamism and allegorical narrative, filtered through the lens of daily experience and popular culture.

Martinez has exhibited internationally, including solo museum shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Drawing Center, Yuz Museum Shanghai, and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and organization exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery in London and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, among others. His be active belongs to public institutions including the Bronx Museum, Morgan Library & Museum, Marciano Collection, Saatchi Collection, and Colección Jumex (Mexico City). Martinez is married to artist Sam Moyer, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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