Joseph Martinez paints with everything on anything. Oil, acrylic, gouache, charcoal, graphite, ink and pen – nothing is safe. Through a brief stint in art school and an internship at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco he picked up many of the techniques and tricks of the trade he uses while perfecting his own style. He recently assisted artist Sam Flores on the “Terminal King’s” project, a 100’ mural for Denver International Airport. For “Long Time Strangers” Joseph challenged himself to paint the majority of his pieces smaller than a dime using matchbooks as his “canvas”. Rather than attempt to explain the level of detail and patience on display we are including pictures that should leave you excited to see more. Here are a few examples of the more than 50 matchbook paintings in the exhibit.
Matchbooks include framing (5×7 Inches) – They are available unframed if you prefer. Frames can be hung on the wall or displayed on a table.
Each matchbook is in an edition of 3 unless otherwise noted. Some paintings are on matchbooks that we don’t have 2 or more of but the image can be painted on a similar matchbook.
Please inquire with us if you are interested in a commission.
Each skull is unique. If you are interested in a skull painting contact us and we can arrange something to your liking.
**IMAGES CONTAIN NUDITY** This series features nude paintings tucked inside a cigar box with an opening and closing door. Commissions available.