Whistling Songs

Richard Martinez’s mixed media works aren’t understated, yet his cordiality and persona is.  One would not describe artist Martinez as introverted, rather he embraces the spatial features he likes best; the interpretable area where his shapes convert the viewer, direct or indirect.

California Chrome, Proposal, and Patterns Landings, give a sense of challenging borders and igniting edges.

Transport and Transport 3 obliges distinct shapes to demand area allotments on soft films of fog. Intense color or patterns bolster structures, arranging turfs of grids or spatial freefall. 

Transport, 2016 Enamel, Graphite, Tape, Eyelet, on Mylar 25"x40" Richard Martinez

Transport, 2016
Enamel, Graphite, Tape, Eyelet, on Mylar
25"x40"
Richard Martinez

Transport 3, 2016 Enamel, Tape, Eylets, on Mylar 25"x40" Richard Martinez

Transport 3, 2016
Enamel, Tape, Eylets, on Mylar
25"x40"
Richard Martinez

California Chrome, 2017 Oil, Enamel, Ink on Canvas 25"x40" Richard Martinez

California Chrome, 2017
Oil, Enamel, Ink on Canvas
25"x40"
Richard Martinez

Proposal, 2017 Oil, Enamel , Graphite on Canvas 70"x72"x2" Richard Martinez

Proposal, 2017
Oil, Enamel , Graphite on Canvas
70"x72"x2"
Richard Martinez

Patterns Landings, 2017 Oil, Enamel, Graphite on Canvas 60"x84"x2" Richard Martinez

Patterns Landings, 2017
Oil, Enamel, Graphite on Canvas
60"x84"x2"
Richard Martinez