Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz

Born: Martin: 1953; Muñoz: 1965

Hometown: Martin: Norfolk, VA; Muí±oz : Madrid, Spain

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Education: Martin:

MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
BA, Old Dominion University, Norvolk, VA

Works by the Artist

Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz Bio

About The Artist

Walter Martin and Paloma Muí±oz work collaboratively to create mesmerizing miniature snowbound environments, then record them in vivid color photographs. At first glance the work is playful; on closer observation, it often reveals darker narratives: lone wanderers survey the frigid landscape, and people and creatures exhibit unnatural tendencies.

Martin and Muí±oz create the figures, either adapting ready-made figurines or shaping them out of clay. Martin works on the sets, painting and positioning the figures in constructed environments. The final compositions are captured in photographs by Muí±oz, which are meticulously stitched and adjusted digitally for the final effect.

Courtesy of the Aperture Foundation

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