“I experiment combinations every day achieving rare and unexpected effects, even for myself, but at the end, these combinations are the ones that define me as an artist.” I have developed a technique inscribed in the frontiers of the collage. The recollection of miniatures, metals, jewels, rhinestones, and an endless number of elements in apparent disuse, started to get involved with my drawings in the assembly of dynamic pieces of art, thus leading to a sensation of wavelength that creates subatomic movement on the pieces. Some built on canvas and some 3D scenarios.
The series “Entrega de Armas” -Arms Hand Out-, stand under the role of strength in a game between the simplity of the concept and the power they transmit. A deliberate reconceptualization that is far from humanizing the weapons, but proposes to transpose the signifiers subscribed in the social imaginary. Pieces that release the concept of war and violence constantly present in Colombian’s history. The weapons are the source where the sublime sprout. Arms emblazoned to be absolved by the real possibility of peace.
In the series “Scenarios”, the artist stages situations in small format boxes. Shaped and scenically acquiesced, the characters and elements meddle in dreamy scenes related to human behavior and technology. Built by assembling miniature objects and props that evolve to an atmosphere and an intuitive sentiment.
Martinez was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Graduated from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá with a degree in Political Science; and specialized in video editing at New York University. Studied at SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design where she ventured in courses in digital art and sculpture, among others; and attended various seminars at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, UK. She lives in Miami and works at her studio in Wynwood, Florida.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012- Savage Fascination. Bortone Gallery. Paris. France 2012- Pieles (Skins). Colombian Consulate in Paris. France 2009- Recent Works. 69 Gallery. Bogota. Colombia 2007- Indians. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Bogota. Colombia 2005- Pop Corn. Casa Cuadrada. Bogota. Colombia
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2019-2018- Women by Women. Raw Space. Florida, USA 2018- Pre-Basel Collective Exhibition 2018. Canvas Miami Gallery. Florida, USA 2016- M3 Project. Spectrum Art Fair. Miami. FL 2016- Artchico. Chico Museum. Bogota. Colombia 2015- Spectrum Art Fair. Contemporary Art Projects USA. Miami. FL 2015- Paul Fisher Gallery. Palm Beach. FL 2015- Justmad. Contemporary Art Fair. Olarte Gallery. Madrid. Spain 2014- Spectrum Art Fair. Contemporary Art Projects. Miami. FL 2014- Collective. Luminarte Gallery. Dallas. Texas. U.S. 2013- Barranquillarte. Contemporary Art Fair. Barranquilla. Colombia 2013- Sincronia. Contemporary Art Fair. Claustro de Usaquen. Bogota. Colombia 2012- Action Corporacion Carino. Suramericana Art Hall. Medellin. Colombia 2012- El Apartamento (The Apartment). E Sokoloff G C. Bogota. Colombia 2011- Art Colleccion. La Localidad Gallery. Bogota. Colombia 2011- Odeon. International Art Fair. E Sokoloff GC. Antiguo Teatro Popular of Bogota. Colombia 2011- Auction Colombia Connection. Art for a Cause. Claustro de la Ensenanza. Bogota. Colombia 2010- Formato Chic (Format Chic). Cero Gallery. Bogota. Colombia 2010- Art Forum Show. Savannah College of Art and Design. Savannah. GA. U.S. 2010- Bicentennial Arts Week. Colegio Nueva Granada. Bogota. Colombia 2010- D Zone. Claustro de Usaquen. Bogota. Colombia 2010- A Plan. 69 Gallery. Bogota. Colombia 2007- Pop Art. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Bogota. Colombia 2006- Indigenas. Bodega Arte Libre. Bogota. Colombia 2005- Popular. Michelle Emilliani. Barranquilla. Colombia