Published by PictureBox. Text by Ross Simonini, Glenn O'Brien, Monica Ramirez-Montagut.
Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez (born 1977) has received much critical acclaim over the past few years. Cartoonish and energetic, his expressive paintings (both abstract and figurative) often employ a loosely fixed cast of forms--such as flowers, tabletops, shoes and, most recently, bent yellow columns and white horizons. These works conjure the rough, vivid execution of a Basquiat, a Gorky or a Guston. Martinez works in series, reprising these forms over several (usually large-scale) canvases. This book, the first substantial monograph on the artist, documents the last six years of Martinez’s output, reproducing 200 works in color and grouping them thematically, by animals, flowers, tabletops, still lifes and portraits.
Published by Paper Chase Press. Text by Glenn O'Brien.
This monograph on Brooklyn–based painter and draughtsman Eddie Martinez (born 1977) presents a collection of 40 ink drawings made between 2010 and 2012. Best known for his paintings and mixed-media works, Martinez’s expressionistic works show the influence of Picasso, de Kooning, Guston and Hockney, to which he adds the edge of contemporary graffiti art.