Romulo Martinez

Romulo Martinez

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BIOGRAPHY


Romulo Martinez (Maracaibo - Venezuela) visual artist with more than 15 years of artistic life, Bachelor of Plastic Arts from the University of Zulia, Master in Artistic Production from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. His artistic work, between the abstract and figurative, uses academic and industrial materials, emerges from his morphological research around the study of color by observing iridescent phenomena such as the light spectrum. He has several academic awards and artistic awards in his professional career. In his experience as an artist, he has 9 individual exhibitions held in leading private galleries and museum / cultural institutions in Venezuela and Colombia. He has participated in more than 70 collective exhibitions and art halls. His work has been exhibited in different Venezuelan cities, such as Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, Maracay, Barcelona and Trujillo, and internationally in Bogotá-Colombia, Valencia-Spain, Miami-USA, Singapore-Singapore City, Buenos Aires-Argentina and Lima-Peru, inside international art shows and fairs. He served as Professor of Plastic Arts of the Department of Culture of the University of Zulia (2012-2015) and currently has 2 years residing in the city of Frisco, Texas.

Brotherhood, Polyethylene colored by the artist and collage assembled on gallery wrapped canvas, 20 x 56 inches (20 x 10 inches, each), 2020, $3200

ARTIST STATEMENT


As a faithful follower of color, my current research has led me to study the iridescent effects that show and reflect the colors of the rainbow in natural and industrial elements in our environment and societies. This aesthetic investigation began through photographic exercises to catch the color radiation inside an aqueous body after the decomposition of light, from there I have been investigating the color through light and the materialization of this intangible phenomenon communicating what I see and feel from it in various techniques that could evoke and reproduce colors with their shades and approximations from each other, the wateriness with the organicity, volume and expansion, the light with transparency in colorless spaces to potentiate its chromatic values and sentiments housed in those colors expressing feelings and words, all in abstract and figurative contexts nourished by the different elements that make up the physical, geographical and cultural space that I inhabit.

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