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

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

Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz Permanent Collections

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Martin:

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Walker Art Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Miami Museum of Art, Miami, FL
The Hunter Museum of American Art, TN
Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofí­a, Madrid, Spain
CAB Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Colección Testimonio, La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
Museo de la Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Muí±oz:

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
The Hunter Museum of American Art, TN
Miami Museum of Art, Miami, FL
Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
Aperture Foundation, New York
Centro de Arte Reina Sofí­a, Madrid, Spain
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
CAB Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
La Caixa, Colección Testimonio, Barcelona, Spain
Museo de la Universidad de Alicante, Spain

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