December 2014 - Keith Haring: The Political Line

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
To celebrate Keith Haring's retrospective, "The Political Line," opening at the de Young Museum in San Francisco this Fall (November 8, 2014—February 16, 2015), we are proud to close our 20th anniversary year with a cover story on one of the most influential and popular artists ever.

Eddie Martinez "Island I" @ Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Timothy Taylor Gallery in London is very pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Eddie Martinez. Coinciding with London’s annual Frieze Week, this will be the artist’s first exhibition at the gallery. We had a chance to both see Eddie's work in London at Frieze, as well interview him for the upcoming December issue of Juxtapoz. Stay tuned for that... 

Eddie Martinez "Perfect Stranger" Print

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Eddie Martinez uses oil paint, enamel, and spray paint to create vibrantly textured, abstract surfaces charged with drips, scratches, and brushstrokes. Offsetting the primary red and yellow with a denim hued blue, Martinez aggressively tacks on color to create a contrasting yet sophisticated palette, deeply rooted in color theory and the process of drawing. Perfect Stranger, while not obviously figurative, embodies the gesture of large-scale Abstract Expressionism...

Eddie Martinez "Nomader" @ Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Eddie Martinez has long been a favorite of the Juxtapoz staff, and over the past 5 or so years, as his work has become more and more abstract, it has become more surreal and powerful in the process. This week, the NYC-based artist opens "Nomader" at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, featuring a collection of paintings and abstract, found object sculptures. 

Watch: Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
How does it feel to start a new painting? Filmed in his Greenpoint, Brooklyn studio, artist Eddie Martinez starts a large new painting while taking a break to walk his French bulldog Franny in his graffiti-clad neighborhood. Surrounded by an abundance of recently completed paintings, Martinez refers to these compositions while working on a new seven-by-ten foot canvas.

Eddie Martinez: New Book & "Neanderthal Jeans" @ half gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
"Neanderthal Jeans" is Eddie Martinez's second show with half gallery following our "Studio Drawings" exhibition in September 2012. In an essay for his monograph (PictureBox), writer Glenn O'Brien compared Martinez's artwork to the jaundiced eye of de Kooning, reminding us that the eye is a door which swings both ways.

"Chicken or Beef?" @ The Hole, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
One of our favorites curators of the moment, Jesper Elg of V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, just opened a curated show at The Hole in NYC called Chicken or Beef?. The show itself is loaded with great talent from both America and Europe, curated as a "Transatlantic survey of figurative painting in Europe and America, named after the ubiquitous question posed on transatlantic flights."

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