Javier Martin has developed a very characteristic way of work by combining paintings and photographs. He has created a very particular language by using fashionable trends as elements to be added to his work. Self learner since he was 7, he won the Caja madrid contest for young artists in 1994.
He can boast of a refined and versatile technique, from the creation of sculptures made of recyclable materials to his Louis Vuitton rifles collection made of handbags fabrics and clasps. The artist, after becoming in designer, decides to use new technologies in his art pieces providing as a result a series of collections mixing digital appearance and traditional techniques. His work has been supported by Baltus Collection and can be seen in selected showrooms located in Los Angeles, Cannes, Miami or Chicago.
He is known as an artist who covers the eyes of all his models in his Blindness Collection, as a way to show the intention to make us see beyond the pictures.
He has exposed his art in remarkable exhibitions such as Estampa Madrid, Arte Lisboa, Maison & Objet Paris o Art Basel Miami Beach.
Sept 13 – 16 2012 Berliner Liste art fair -Pantocrátor Gallery (Berlin)
Jul 2012 ECCO, Contemporary Art Center (Cádiz)
May 2012 Swab art fair -Pantocrátor Gallery (Barcelona)
March 2012 Myra Galleries (Wynwood Miami)
December 3rd 2011 Miami Art Basel (Miami Beach)
October 21st – 23rd 2011 Parallax Art Fair (London)
October 1st – 2nd 2011 Poligono Gallery (Marbella)
Sept o9 – Sept 13 2011 Maison & Objet (Paris)
Jul 07 – Aug 28, 2011 IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (Valencia)
2011 Friday 24th of June Kasser Rassu Gallery (Marbella)
2011 Exhibition Baltus West Erie (Chicago)
2011 January Imm Cologne (Germany)
2010 September Maison & Objet (Paris)
2010 Exhibition Beverly Blvd (Los Angeles)
2010 Permanent Exhibition Collection Prive (Cannes)..................