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  • Provenance

    Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Renowned for exploring both figuration and abstraction in his practice, Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez has established a reputation for his bold and dynamic works. Executed in 2015, the present lot is a captivating example of Martinez’s mature style with abstraction. Martinez has been critically lauded for his aggressive working methods, in which he smears and paints colour in a fast, confident manner. Although the sense of urgency has not been lost in his more recent works, as suggested by the coarse brushwork evident in the present lot, his maturing practice resonates with his audience in a more open, fluid manner.

    Composed of sharp strokes that are gestural but also impulsive, the present lot is full of energy. In a deceptively simple composition, amorphous blocks of exuberant colour dance around monochromatic negative space. The wide variety of materials employed to create the present lot highlight upon Martinez’s innovative vision and technical skill. The artist’s commanding manipulation of line and colour is present in his ability to transform a canvas by mixing the traditional medium of oil paint with more contemporary methods. Incorporating a range of oil, enamel, acrylic and spray paint in vividly contrasting combinations, Martinez leads his viewer’s eyes around the canvas, energizing and engaging the mind as a sense of narrative appears.

    The unique edge that has steadily developed throughout Martinez’s career reflects both his adolescent years creating graffiti, as well as his varied influences. Simultaneously referencing popular culture alongside his own personal experiences, Martinez’s art draws inspiration from Pablo Picasso, Phillip Guston, Robert Rauschenberg and Jean-Michel Basquiat – the latter of whom Martinez’s arresting canvases are often compared to.

    In the past decade, Martinez has built an irrefutable international recognition. In the past three years, Martinez has presented solo exhibitions at prominent museums and institutions, including the Bronx Museum, New York (2018), the Drawing Center, New York (2017) and the Davis Museum, Wellesley (2017). Alongside finding a place in numerous private collections, Martinez’s work forms part of notable public collections such as the Saatchi Collection in London and the Morgan Library in New York.

  • Catalogue Essay

    布魯克林藝術家艾迪·馬汀尼茲的創作既有具象元素,亦不忘探索抽象,作品鮮明大膽,生氣勃勃,令人印象深刻。本次上拍作品創作於2015年,是馬汀尼茲成熟抽象風格的典範之作。藝術家迅速自信地作畫、塗抹,勁力十足且富侵略性的創作手法在藝術界備受好評。近年作品中並無捨棄其急迫感,如此作中的粗獷筆觸可見一斑,但其成熟的創作手法往往給予觀者更開放流暢的共鳴。

    筆觸鮮明,富有動感和爆發性的張力,畫面滿盈能量。構圖看似簡單,豐富的顏色呈不定形塊狀,在單色調背景中舞躍。此作中多元化的媒材既突顯其創新的眼光,亦見證了他精湛的技藝。藝術家對「線」與「色」的純熟掌控使他得以自如地混合傳統油彩與現代化藝術手法,為畫面帶來截然不同的感覺。馬汀尼茲融匯不同的油彩、瓷漆、壓克力彩和噴漆,呈現對比強烈的效果,帶領觀者的目光在畫面遊走,在作品敍事出現時令思想灌注並充滿力量。

    馬汀尼茲藝術創作越發顯著的獨有特性中,不乏其青少年代塗鴉創作等經驗影響,既有對流行文化的借鑒,也有他個人的經歷。而藝術方面的影響來自巴布羅·畢加索、菲利普·加斯頓、羅伯特·勞森伯格、尚·米謝·巴斯基亞等人。藝評經常將其畫作與巴斯基亞的作品相提並論。

    過去十年間,馬汀尼茲建立起無可置疑的國際知名度,在過去三年,他曾在多個重要博物館和藝術機構舉行個展,當中包括紐約布朗克斯博物館(2018年)、紐約 Drawing Center(2017年)和衛斯理學院的戴維斯博物館(2017年)。另外,其作品不僅被收入許多私人收藏,更被納入倫敦蕯奇收藏和紐約摩根圖書館等知名公眾收藏。

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Untitled

2015
signed, titled and dated 'MARTINEZ 2015 "UNTITLED"' on the reverse; further signed and dated 'E. MARTINEZ 2015' on the stretcher
oil, enamel, acrylic, spray paint on linen
101.5 x 76.6 cm. (39 7/8 x 30 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2015.

Estimate
HK$380,000 - 450,000 
€43,600-51,600
$48,700-57,700

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019