Berto Martínez

    Attributes

    • Male

    About the artist

    Lives and works in Barcelona
    1973: Was born in Barcelona

    Born in Barcelona in 1973, Berto Martínez is a versatile illustrator who is inspired by the impressive modernist buildings around his house, Renaissance drawings, modernist affiche artists, twentieth century illustrators like Patrick Nagel, modern artists like Lucien Freud, and photographers such as Richard Avedon and Diane Arbus.

    As a child, he loved illustration because of its powerful way of communicating; today, it’s a vocational affair. He is primarily an autodidact and enjoys pushing the boundaries between text and figure, as well as exploring the psychological dimension of portraits.

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