Artists

Frank Martínez

  • Cuban Artist ARTempoCuba Frank Martínez

    Intuitivo (Intuitive)

    2014. Charcoal on Canvas. 130 x 200 cm.
  • Cuban Artist ARTempoCuba Frank Martínez

    Sin capacidad (No Room)

    2014. Charcoal on Canvas. Dimensions: 140 x 200 cm. Collection: Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, New York, NY, USA.
  • Cuban Artist ARTempoCuba Frank Martínez

    Traspaso de tecnología (Technology Transfer)

    2012. Charcoal on Canvas. 135 x 170 cm. Collection: Galería Enlace Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Peru.

Frank Martínez's Statement

These works are comments on contemporary society, where two anachronistic social moments or individuals coexist in the same scene, as a reflection of everyday absurdity.

The ambiguity of the textual supplements, the appropriation and manipulation of recognizable iconographic references to art history and society, are tools that help in building these visual metaphors with an intertextual spirit.

In these drawings narrative is based on irony, the joke and the anecdote as art object.

About Frank Martínez

Frank Martínez was born in 1972. He participated in Art Omi International Artist Residency, New York, NY, USA in 2012. His works are part of the collections of the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE, USA; Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, New York, NY, USA; Francis J. Greenburquer, New York, NY, USA; and Tom & Liza Smith, USA.

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