Joseph Martinez "Steady Hands, Blurry Vision" @ Soze Gallery, LAJuxtapoz // Friday, 17 Jan 2014
SOZE Gallery is pleased to present “Steady Hands, Blurry Vision” a solo exhibition of artist Joseph Martinez’s work. Martinez has exhibited in group exhibitions in San Francisco and Chicago, among other places. “Steady Hands, Blurry Vision” marks the artist’s first exhibit with SOZE, first exhibit in Los Angeles, as well as his first official solo show in an art gallery.
About Joseph Martinez:
A self taught artist based out of Denver, Martinez has become widely known for his immaculate matchbook paintings, which have been covered by Beautiful/Decay, Juxtapoz and Huffington Post, amongst others. This exhibit will feature several matchbook paintings, as well as larger works in various painting and drawing media. Martinez describes that the creative process involved in the development of the show is the inspiration for the title. Following an organic and intuitive process, Martinez is combining figurative realistic painting elements with geometric design in some of his works. Others are more informed by the balance between creation and destruction. He says, “We always seem to destroy things around us… [while] striving for things to be perfect.”
About SOZE Gallery:
Soze Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Downtown Los Angeles that represents and exhibits top artists in Street Art, Graffiti, Lowbrow and other genres, while also introducing up and coming talent to the art scene. Founded and directed by Toowee Kao, the gallery has become an anchor in the developing Downtown Arts District and has exhibited work by Miss Van, RETNA, Augustine Kofie and Jaybo Monk, to name a few.