Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez draws inspiration from a wide-range of sources, spanning from popular culture to Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. Martinez‘s work joins together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation in non-traditional ways. Imbued with a sense of personal iconography, his practice often combines signature figurative elements, such as bug-eyed humans and eclectic headgear with gestural, abstract blocks of color. Energetic and raw, his paintings employ an aggressive use of color and texture with various combinations of oil, enamel, spray paint and collage elements on canvas.
The Landcraft Garden Foundation announces that the 2022 season of its annual outdoor exhibition, Sculpture in the Garden, will present the work of artists Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez. The exhibition is curated by the internationally celebrated artist Ugo Rondinone, a member of the Landcraft Garden Foundation Art Advisory Board and will be on view at Landcraft Gardens from June 4 through October 29, 2022. Sculpture in the Garden 2022: Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez will showcase 14 sculptures by the married couple, with 11 by Martinez and three by Moyer.
Beginning July 2nd, South Etna Montauk Foundation will devote its gallery space to new works by Brooklyn-based artists Eddie Martinez and Sam Moyer. Wall pieces from Moyer’s ongoing series of stone paintings will be complemented by a pair of her concrete backgammon boards, in juxtaposition with Martinez’s latest paper-pulp paintings, produced during a recent residency at Dieu-Donné in Brooklyn. By bringing Moyer and Martinez together, the exhibition invites visitors to contemplate areas of both mutual influence and difference in the practices of these married artists.
Linger and Flow is inspired by shared experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and explores the transformative power of rest; of intentional care of oneself, others, and objects; and the pleasures of sensing and feeling the world anew. Bringing together recent acquisitions and objects that have not been on view in recent years, this exhibition highlights works in PAFA’s collection that invite us to pause and contemplate.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art acquires Primary, 2020, by Eddie Martinez. A gift of Byoungho Son, Seoul, South Korea.
Yuz Museum is pleased to present Open Feast; Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez’s first solo exhibition in mainland China, from November 7th, 2019 to January 12th, 2020 at Yuz Project Space of Art. Comprised of a new series of drawings and paintings, the exhibition will comprehensively explore the artist’s practice as well as his study of pop culture, sports, art history and his personal experiences.
Eddie Martinez is the subject of an upcoming solo exhibition, Eddie Martinez: Fast Eddie, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit.
Eddie Martinez is included in the 2019 amfAR Gala Cannes to benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Fast Eddie at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on view May 10 – August 18, 2019, MOCAD is pleased to offer a silkscreen with hand painting produced in a limited edition to supporters of the exhibition. Each piece within the edition is uniquely worked, with materials ranging from enamel, oil paint, spray paint and collage elements.
Bid on Sarah Braman, Keltie Ferris and Eddie Martinez in the 2018 White Columns Benefit Auction. All proceeds benefit White Columns, New York's oldest alternative, non-profit space.
Bid on Eddie Martinez and Brent Wadden in the Free Arts NYC: Benefit Auction 2018. Free Arts NYC is an arts and mentoring nonprofit dedicated to providing New York City youth with access to the arts and creative careers.
The Drawing Center’s forthcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall, will bring the drawing wall to the museum. The artist will paper the gallery with thousands of sketches that he will change throughout the exhibition’s run. In addition, several large drawings and paintings will be hung on top of these sketches allowing viewers to observe the interconnection between all aspects of Martinez’s practice.
Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic is the artist's first museum solo exhibition. The installation includes a suite of seven new large-scale “mandala” paintings, accompanied by a range of table-top painted bronze sculptures and large graphite drawings.
Bid on Sarah Braman, Chris Johanson and Eddie Martinez in the Merge Records Auction. All proceeds benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center and their initiatives to fight hate and bigotry. Along with the original artwork, auction winners will receive an exclusive signed vinyl record by Merge's flagship band Superchunk.
Support those impacted by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico by bidding on artworks generously donated by artists including Katherine Bernhardt, Joe Bradley, Keltie Ferris, Angel Otero, Josh Smith, Stanley Whitney and more. All proceeds will go to the MariaFund, which provides immediate relief to Puerto Rican communities in need, and El Serrucho, an emergency grant program that supports artists and cultural workers on the island.
Eddie Martinez and Chief Curator Claire Gilman will lead a walkthrough of Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall at The Drawing Center, New York at 6:30 pm.
Deeply indebted to the histories of painting, yet realised in an immediately contemporary manner, Martinez’s canvases – formed from oil paint, enamel, spray paint, screen printing and studio detritus – are loaded with coloured, quasi-abstract masses in varying densities juxtaposed against shifting lines. The resulting dynamic imagery moves and merges from figuration to abstraction and back again.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce the release of a new box set of three signed skate decks by Eddie Martinez produced in conjunction with MAKE Skateboards. Please join us at the gallery on Wednesday, February 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm to celebrate the launch of this limited edition as well the launch of Martinez's new catalog Salmon Eye. The artist will be signing catalogs from 7:00 - 7:30 pm.
Even though globalization has made us aware of the artistic production beyond Europe and the US and the art market searches for new promising talents in the world’s most remote regions, the metropolises’ artistic radiance cannot be dimmed. Considering the “surplus” of important artists that live and work in New York, it becomes evident that the city has lost none of its appeal. This is especially true for the vibrant painting scene that during the last years has been experiencing an increasing inflow of artists from the West Coast. Today, so it seems, painting in New York is as alive as during the times of abstract expressionism in the 1950s and pop art in the 1960s – the only difference being the visibility of the plurality of stiles and forms of expression. After the genre of painting had been declared dead for several decades, it has been enjoying an impressive renaissance with a generation of artists at its base that accept no dictation of what to do and what not to do. It is without reservations and with every confidence that especially those artists born in the 1970s and early 1980s experiment with the medium of painting, which is why the show in Bonn will put its focus on this generation. The exhibition will include recent and latest works by eleven artists, ranging from the painterly experiments of Matt Connors, to the wild post pop painting of Eddie Martinez, to the neo-conceptual approaches of Antek Walczak and Ned Vena. Without prioritizing one painting style, the show will document the panorama of the genre of painting that has left its ideological battle for its existence behind and returned to playing a major role in art again today.