Javier Martin (Spain, 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist who bases his creative exploration on the careful observation of his surroundings, detecting semiotic relationships that might otherwise pass by unnoticed to the myopic observer.
With this approach, the artist conceives circumstances that invite reflection on impending matters in today’s world. His works carry eloquent meaning and profound political messages, prompting viewers to reflect on their behavior and social responsibility.
Raised in Spain, Martin began painting in oil colors at the tender age of seven, and had his first exhibition at the age of eight; however, he never allowed formal artistic training to influence him. Instead, he relied on his experiences, which allowed him to explore the possibilities of various materials that he incorporates into his work today.
Martin supplemented his artistic development by reading about the universal history of art and frequently visiting exhibitions and museums around the world.
Traveling, living, and working in countries – from Europe, South Korea, Hong Kong, to the United States – honed his observation skills, allowing him to learn from people and daily situations far removed from his background.
Through his work Martin demonstrates his capacity to manipulate materials and conditions to construct sharp visual metaphors masterfully.
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