Blockheads for Detroit
These unique works on paper are part of a project to support the artist's solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) in May, 2019.
Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez draws inspiration from a wide-range of sources, spanning from popular urban culture to Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. Martinez’s work joins together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation in non-traditional ways. Imbued with a sense of personal iconography, his practice often combines signature figurative elements, such as bug-eyed humans and eclectic headgear with gestural, abstract blocks of color. Energetic and raw, his paintings employ an aggressive use of color and texture with various combinations of oil, enamel, spray paint and collage elements. – Mitchell-Innes & Nash