Eddie Martinez has gained international recognition for his energetic use of line and manipulation of color. Martinez paints aggressively and in vividly contrasting combinations to his paintings and sculptures. The Brooklyn-based artist draws inspiration from a wide-range of sources, stretching from popular urban culture to Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. Martinez's work joins together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation in non-traditional ways.
Martinez’s paintings incorporate coarse brushwork and bold contours through the combination of mediums such as oil, enamel and spray paint, and often include collaged found objects. Energetic and raw, his paintings employ an aggressive use of color and textureMartinez was recently included in New York Close Up, Art 21’s documentary film series. He has been featured in Modern Painters, The New York Times, Interview Magazine, The New York Sun, The Boston Globe, ArtReview, The Brooklyn Rail, and Art in America.