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“REEL TAWLK” BY PATRICK MARTINEZ

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  2. Posted: February 10, 2013
  3. Updated: May 1, 2013
  4. Categories: Projects and Events

Patrick Martinez’s art reflects the forgotten and the overlooked. Inspired by Los Angeles store front signage, people, and places, his new body of work includes video projections, portraiture on plush blankets, mixed media works, and fabricated neon.
With “Reel Tawlk”, the core concept surrounds the current state of affairs in America, which has led many to rethink what it means to be American. The “Blue Without Green” neon piece draws from the current “Occupy Movement” and speaks towards the sentiment of “melancholy without money”. While, the giant plush blanket portraits are random everyday hard working people that he chose to paint into the limelight. Giving attention to Americans struggling with the American dream and the the climate of today’s job market.

Using his art as a medium for his message, Patrick Martinez utilizes every aspect of his surroundings and fuses them into beauty that is born from the unseen. Speaking words that we are all innately familiar with.

Curated by Jasper Wong.