As I went walking I saw a sign there…and on the sign it said "No Trespassing"…But on the other side it didn't say nothing...That side was made for you and me. - Woody Guthrie.
See the signs or, rather, signposts in America Martin's new works emboldened by the unexpected...the dangerous...the pleasurable. Paper collages direct you to the open highway in Vroom...America speaks: "Feel only the boxing wind"...Oil and acrylic provide sensual delight in Red Woman...Blue Woman...Red, White or Blue... Each expression and impression tells us something about ourselves textually, visually, and artistically...Open road...Open America...
America Martin (b. 1980, Los Angeles, California) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She is a Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles. She is a traveler between mediums, insouciant in the conquest of new terrain. Martin's favorite landscape is that of the human form, her work is distinguished by a command of line and color, making playful reference to both classic and indigenous art forms. About her work, Martin says, "The artist cannot be idle. It is only duty, love and discipline that make art. Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. The artist is gluttonous, constantly devouring life in order to translate all that she sees, smells, lives or breathes into her own language. Why, and for what? For the blistering personal joy that comes when one is doing something of and about truth. There is no choosing this life. An artist paints because she must."
America Martin’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you're sure to find the right artistic expression!