Joseph Martinez is a rising contemporary artist from Denver, Colorado. His ability to create such small figures using oil paint on the inside of matchbook covers in a clear way is remarkable. He has been featured in numerous publications this past year including Juxtapoz and Huffington Post Arts. He has shown his work around the United States, and we're very happy to bring his work to Chicago.
As he states on his website: “My work consist of various content. I am unable to constrict myself to any one particular subject. My overall goal is to share my ideas with the the viewer creating some sort of reaction, whether it may be good or bad. I most enjoy the process of the work being created, seeing it come along seems to be what keeps me going. There are hardly if any deep rooted meanings behind my work. I want the viewers to take whatever it is that they would like and decide for themselves.”