Javier Martin

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Mixed media
    • Painter
    • Performance
    • Sculptor
    • Video artist

    About the artist

    Javier Martin (Spain, 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist who bases his creative exploration on the careful observation of his surroundings, detecting it semiotic relationships that might otherwise pass by unnoticed to an unperceptive or untrained view. With this approach, the artist contracts situations that invite reflection on impending matters in today’s world. His works carry eloquent meaning and profound political messages, inducing viewers to reflect on their own behavior and social responsibility. Martin Started painting with oils at the age of seven. He had his first solo show at age nine; however, he never enrolled in art school, nor did he allow himself to be influenced by formal artistic training. He preferred to work and learn different trades he supplemented his artistic development by reading about universal history of art and frequently visiting exhibitions and museums around the world. At the same time, his experience traveling and living in different countries turned him into a great observer; he learned as much from people far removed from his own background. With his work, this talented artist demonstrates his capacity to masterfully manipulate and relate materials and situation in order to construct sharp visual metaphors.