Eddie Martinez (artist)
Eddie Martinez (born 1977) is a New York-based artiste best known for large-scale paintings that feature bold color, urgent pedigree and brushwork, and graphic shapes and forms. His style combines painting and drawing, abstraction and representation, and a casual admittance to materials next an eclectic iconography of symbolic elements. While contemporary in his unconventional 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 group exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery in London and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, among others. His take action belongs to public institutions including the Bronx Museum, Morgan Library & Museum, Marciano Collection, Saatchi Collection, and Colección Jumex (Mexico City). Martinez is married to artiste Sam Moyer, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.