Patrick Martinez
Skillfully melding pop-culture with a rare humanity, Patrick Martinez creates art that is lauded by critics while maintaining populist appeal. Working in various media, Martinez’s style is fluid, combining a mix of fine art techniques with industrial design and hip hop culture. Influenced by street art and advertising typography, his work reflects his Southern California upbringing. It was that unique blend of elements that brought him to the attention of hip-hop record labels. Martinez has designed album art and promotional material for a number of musicians and labels including the highly influential Stones Throw Records, gaining him a following in the community he most identifies with. Constantly refining his technique while seeking to learn more, Martinez’s recent works demonstrate his evolving skill and growing ambition. His work has been featured in over twenty galleries and exhibitions around the world continually growing his fan base throughout the fine and commercial art worlds.