Patrick Martinez focuses on the phenomenology of his surroundings. He brings sublime beauty to things that aren’t thought of as conventionally beautiful. He uses subject matter such as everyday people that aren’t usually painted into the limelight and elements of the city that would be thought of as objects we take for granted. He uses these objects as communicative mediums. Martinez works with intellect and intuition in creating pieces that reflect and document situations that are ever present around him. Vitality and rhythm are the essence and energy in his artwork.
Martinez has shown his work in a number of solo and group exhibitions including Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, The Getty, Los Angeles, CA, Steven Webster Gallery , Beverly Hills, CA, Ace Museum, Los Angeles, CA , and Chinese American Museum Los Angeles, CA, among others.
Courtesy of Charlie James Gallery