MARS - 1 

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(Boulder, Colorado en 1977) Vive y trabaja en San Francisco, CA. Mario Martínez (alias MARS-1) pinta desde una perspectiva de gran profundidad. Los espectadores se sienten atraídos por sus composiciones imaginativas, rebosantes de coloridas formas geométricas y orgánicas, en capas para formar patrones y texturas únicas.

 

El estilo característico del artista de paisajes vastos, abstractos y casi extraterrestres presenta imágenes de distorsión surrealista, contenidas en burbujas transparentes esféricamente convexas. Combinando hábilmente los colores y líneas.  Su técnica de pintura da como resultado formas muy tridimensionales, que reflejan la anatomía de la arquitectura y las estructuras microcósmicas de la biología.

 

En este trabajo altamente matemático, infundido con una intensa fascinación por la biología natural y la mecánica cuántica, Martínez transmite una experiencia visceral inmersiva. 

 

Ha realizado exposiciones en San Francisco, Nueva York, Detroit, Toronto, Lisboa, Italia y Brasil. Participó en The Vader Project (2009) en el Andy Warhol Museum en Pittsburgh y formó parte de una exposición colectiva titulada Robots: una evolución de un ícono cultural (2008) en el San Jose Museum of Art, California; Natural y antinatural: Imagining Landscape, Museo de Arte de Hunterdon, Clinton, NJ. En 2019, el Museo LACMA acogerá una muestra retrospectiva de Marte-1.

(Boulder, Colorado in 1977) Lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Mario Martinez (aka MARS-1) paints from a penetrating perspective of great depth. Viewers are drawn into his imaginative compositions, overflowing with colorful geometric and organic shapes, layered to form unique patterns and textures.

The artist's signature style of vast, abstracted, quasi-extraterrestrial looking landscapes features imagery of surreal distortions, contained within spherically convex transparent bubbles. Skillfully combining optical color blending with perspective line work, his painting techniques result in very three-dimensional forms, which echo the anatomy of architecture, and microcosmic structures of biology.

 

In this highly mathematical work, infused with an intense fascination for natural biology and quantum mechanics, Martinez conveys an immersive visceral experience.

Exhibitions of his work have been hosted at venues in San Francisco, New York, Detroit, Toronto, Lisbon, Italy, and Brazil. He participated in The Vader Project (2009) at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and was a part of a group exhibition entitled Robots: An Evolution of a Cultural Icon (2008) at the San Jose Museum of Art, California; Natural and Unnatural: Imagining Landscape, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ. In 2019 LACMA Museum will host a Mars-1 retrospective show.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014

  • Toward a Distant Dawn, Martha Otero, Los Angeles, CA

2012

  • Everything Under The Sun, FFDG Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

  • Afterglow, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

2010

  • Infinite Tapestry, Meta Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2009

  • Nuclear Mystic, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

2008

  • Nature of time, VPF Cream Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2007

  • Aerodynamics for Psychonauts, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

2005

  • Quantum Reality, Low Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004

  • Solo show, Magic Pony Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003

  • Alien Jigsaw - Mars, C-Pop Gallery, Detroit, MI

2002

  • Solo show, Recon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Museum Exhibitions

2019

  • Mars1 Retrospective Show, LACMA Museum, Los Ángeles, CA

2014

  • Masterworks: Defining a new Narrative, Long Beach Museum

2015

  • Art, Long Beach, CA

2009

  • The Vader Project, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2008

  • Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2006

  • Natural and Unnatural: Imagining Landscape, Group show,

  • Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

Group Exhibitions

2014

  • Momentum, Space Gallery in Denver, Denver, CO

2013

  • Cosmic Terrain: New Visions in the Petaluma Landscape, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA

2011

  • Suggestivism, CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana ,CA

2010

  • Fecal Face 10 Year Anniversary Show, The Luggage Store  Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009

  • Group Exhibition, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008

  • MapMakers, Meta Gallery, Toronto, Canada

  • Mental and Material Realms, 2 person exhibit, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Made In America, Choque Cultural Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

  • West Coast Windows, Group show, Samson Projects, Boston,

  • BMG Artist’s Annual, Blk/Mrkt Gallery, Culver City, CA

2005

  • CONVERGENCE, The Showroom NYC, New York, NY

  • Isotopic Simulation, 2 person show, Lineage Gallery, Burlington, VT

  • Pop Pluralism, Group show, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

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