'El Futuro' by Jet Martinez, 2021
16 x 11 Inches
40.6 x 28 Centimeters
Archival pigment print on 290gsm Moab Entrada fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 100 (#77/100)
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil bottom right.
Numbered and publisher embossed bottom left.
Includes artist-signed 1xRUN COA.
Oakland-based artist Jet Martinez (born 1973) is known for creating vibrant works of art that put a contemporary spin on folk art motifs. Originally from the small beach town of Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico, Martinez takes inspiration from his native culture’s rich traditions of pottery, weaving and embroidery. His latest murals enliven the rigid architecture of cityscapes with ornate patterns and entrancing, abstract visuals.
Rhythmic, floral patterns unify Martinez’s various series of paintings from over the past 10 years. He predominantly works with acrylic paint and enamel on panel, rendering organic shapes that push the boundaries of form and color. Much like the craftspeople who create the ceramics and textiles that inspire him, Martinez prioritizes technical skill and embraces the imperfections of the handmade.