Studio Visit with Jamie Martinez in Dumbo, Brooklyn
I had the opportunity to meet with the dymanic New York artist Jamie Martinez at his Dumbo studio in Brooklyn. Originally hailing from Colombia, Jamie lives and works in New York City and his practice ranges from painting, sculpture and installation. The essence of his work lays in 'triangulism' (a self-coined term), where he deconstructs and fragments an image geometrically into triangles to further explore its form, composition and structure. Jamie intelligently weaves elements of pop culture and current events (Caitlyn Jenner and Hillary Clinton) into his work, creating optically alluring canvases. Intentionally, Jamie is capturing compelling events from the 2010s to create a visual archive of these controversial times for the future. This year has been an incredibly productive year for the artist, as he participated in the summer group show 'An Inclusive World' at the Queens Museum, curated by Vida Sabbaghi, and is in two groups exhibits that are running concurrently, 'Small is Beautiful' at Flowers Gallery and 'Chromatic Convergence' at Anderson Contemporary. Jamie has also collaborated with the incredibly talented sculptor Will Kurtz on a public installation at Port Authority in New York City, which was also curated by Vida Sabbaghi. Aside from these impressive projects, Jamie is also the CEO, publisher and founder of one of the most engaging sites about contemporary art called Arte Fuse. In this visit Jamie shares his passion for his work, process and drive.
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