EDDIE MARTINEZ

Buflies (solo show)
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
30 June – 29 September 2024

Installation view: Buflies Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 2024, photo: Gary Mamay
Installation view: Buflies Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 2024, photo: Gary Mamay

Eddie Martinez will present a new body of work made specifically for the Parrish Art Museum. Taking advantage of the Museum’s expansive space and high ceilings, the exhibition will feature seven 12-foot tall ‘Bufly’ paintings. Like much of his work, these canvases are imbued with a personal iconography. Typically beginning with black paint to create a bold outline, Martinez layers paint to bring each ‘Bufly’ to life, injecting an abundance of texture and colour to his canvases.

Parrish Art Museum

Installation view: Buflies Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 2024, photo: Gary Mamay
Installation view: Buflies Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 2024, photo: Gary Mamay

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EDDIE MARTINEZ

Nomader
Republic of San Marino Pavilion, The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (solo show)
Venice
20 April – 24 November 2024

Installation view: Nomader – Republic of San Marino Pavilion, The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2024, photo: courtesy of FR Istituto d'Arte Contemporanea S.p.a.
Installation view: Nomader – Republic of San Marino Pavilion, The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2024, photo: courtesy of FR Istituto d'Arte Contemporanea S.p.a.

We are delighted to congratulate Eddie Martinez on the announcement that he will represent the Republic of San Marino at the Venice Biennale. Under the title of Nomader, the pavilion is curated by Alison M. Gingeras and will bring together a new suite of paintings, drawings and sculptures.

The conceptual underpinnings of Martinez’s work echo the Biennale’s main curatorial theme, Foreigners Everywhere, and resonate with San Marino’s history of embracing outsiders. As a painter, Martinez has allowed his work to formally and conceptually migrate from abstraction to his distinctive take on post-Philip Guston cartoony figuration, as well as his unusual revisitation of various art historical genres including still lifes and portraiture. His experimental, nomadic practice is ever changing, deploying different media as if to make his visual language foreign to himself.

Eddie Martinez: Nomader
 will be on view at the Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino from 20 April until 24 November 2024. The San Marino Pavilion is organised by FR Istituto d’Arte Contemporanea S.p.a.

La Biennale di Venezia

Installation view: Nomader – Republic of San Marino Pavilion, The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2024, photo: courtesy of FR Istituto d'Arte Contemporanea S.p.a.
Installation view: Nomader – Republic of San Marino Pavilion, The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2024, photo: courtesy of FR Istituto d'Arte Contemporanea S.p.a.

EDDIE MARTINEZ

Half Stepping Hot Stepper and Untitled (installation)
Chicago Navy Pier
5 April – 25 August 2024

Eddie Martinez, Half Stepping Hot Stepper, 2016, courtesy of the artist, photo: JSP Art Photography.
Eddie Martinez, Half Stepping Hot Stepper, 2016, courtesy of the artist, photo: JSP Art Photography.

Two sculptures by Eddie Martinez will be installed outdoors at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Known primarily for his large canvases, Martinez has been making sculptures for over a decade. As with his paintings, the artist’s sculptures offer dynamic, colourful and bold explorations of abstract shape, line and form. In his ‘assemblages’, Martinez employs an eclectic range of materials, including plaster, wood, plastic, rubber and bronze. Half Stepping Hot Stepper and Untitled are at once energetic and exuberant, and equally filled with a sense of melancholy and nostalgia.

Eddie Martinez, Half Stepping Hot Stepper, 2016, courtesy of the artist, photo: JSP Art Photography.
Eddie Martinez, Half Stepping Hot Stepper, 2016, courtesy of the artist, photo: JSP Art Photography.

EDDIE MARTINEZ

To Be Continued (solo show)
Space K, Seoul
14 March – 16 June 2024

Installation view: To Be Continued, Space K, Seoul, 2024, photo courtesy of Space K, Seoul, 2024
Installation view: To Be Continued, Space K, Seoul, 2024, photo courtesy of Space K, Seoul, 2024

Space K Seoul presents To Be Continued, a solo exhibition by Eddie Martinez. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, the exhibition sheds light on the artist’s oeuvre, which effortlessly fuses figuration and abstraction, from 2005 to the present. His paintings are characterised by swift lines and bold colours, while everyday found materials add a unique texture to the flat canvases. The exhibition features 35 drawings and paintings, including a new series, focusing on Martinez's practice of ‘constant drawing’.

Space K

Installation view: To Be Continued, Space K, Seoul, 2024, photo courtesy of Space K, Seoul, 2024
Installation view: To Be Continued, Space K, Seoul, 2024, photo courtesy of Space K, Seoul, 2024