18.1.14

JOSEPH MARTINEZ "STEADY HANDS, BLURRY VISION"







A self taught artist based out of Denver, Martinez has become widely known for his immaculate matchbook paintings, which have been covered by Beautiful/Decay, Juxtapoz and Huffington Post, amongst others. This exhibit will feature several matchbook paintings, as well as larger works in various painting and drawing media. Martinez describes that the creative process involved in the development of the show is the inspiration for the title. Following an organic and intuitive process, Martinez is combining figurative realistic painting elements with geometric design in some of his works. Others are more informed by the balance between creation and destruction. He says, “We always seem to destroy things around us… [while] striving for things to be perfect.” 

This guy is definitely an artistic inspiration