Jet Martinez's paintings reinterpret the Mexican folk art of Amate paintings, which depict birds and other animals within bright botanical scenery. Though stylized in a flat, graphic manner, the use and application of color create vibrance - static imagery celebrating life at its most ecstatic. Martinez begins with a traditional rendering, then integrates his own visual language.
Martinez is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. He was the first artist-in-residence at Facebook Headquarters and serves as art director for the Clarion Alley Mural Project.
Video by Martha Traer
Music by Sand City (remixed by mothrobot)
Artists Jet Martinez and Kelly Ording describe their processes for Fine Line.
Affordable Art Series 5
December 10, 2016 - January 9, 2017
The 5th edition of the Affordable Art Series.
Affordable Art Series 4
December 12, 2015 - January 25, 2016
The 4th edition of the Affordable Art Series.
Affordable Art Series
December 6, 2014 - January 20, 2015
Luna Rienne Gallery launches a new affordable art series.
April 20, 2013 - May 27, 2013
A two-person show featuring new work by Jet Martinez and Kelly Ording.