Eddie Martinez presents his “comeback” at the Institute of Legal Sciences

Painter and engraver Eddie Martinez presents his new exhibition “Retorno”, made up of 27 figurative and graphic works, starting August 25 in the cultural space of the Institute of Legal Sciences (ICJO), reports Arte Relieve gallery, curator and organizer. from the sample.

The exhibition added that the exhibition allows the works of this artist, born in 1963, to be admired in Oaxaca ten years later, as his last solo exhibition was in the capital of Oaxaca in 2013. After that, the artist only exhibited his works individually, in 2019, at the Museum of Geology. Affiliated to the National Autonomous University of Mexico in the capital of the Republic.

The exhibition added that on this occasion, the exhibition of Maestro Martinez will be displayed in the cultural space of the ICJO organization, which was created in 2015 with the aim of promoting comprehensive education for students, and in whose headquarters various exhibitions of art, culture and history are held. Conferences, workshops and book presentations.

In addition, ICJO has a cinema club that shows films with legal subjects, which are analyzed and commented on by a specialist in the field, along with other activities of the institute during the study period, which cultural space is a good choice for students, visitors and those interested in knowing different artistic and cultural options.

The exhibition indicated that this sample includes 13 graphic works and 14 drawings using different techniques. Of the paintings, five are in oil, and another six are in acrylic, as well as gouache on paper.

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Of the paintings, five are in oil, and another six are in acrylic, as well as gouache on paper.

For his part, art critic Jorge Beach Casanova writes about this new exhibition of the San Francisco del Mar-born artist: “The importance of Eddy Martinez’s visual work awaits appropriate evaluation in Oaxaca and Mexico. His expressive quality, compositional refinement, and skillful use of techniques make him one of the first places among the living creators of the visual arts in Oaxaca.

With a force as great as that of his contemporaries Maximino Javier or Philemon Santiago, the pictorial and graphic output of Eddie Martínez is waiting to be brought together in a major retrospective at venues such as the Museum of Painters of Oaxacan or the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca.

This reserved man devoted to his creative vocation rarely appears on the Mexican art scene except through his paintings and engravings. However, he is one of the most important plastic creators in his environment, thanks to the quality of his drawing, the strength of his installations, and the mastery of photography techniques that he shows over and over again in his photographic production,” says the specialist.

The exhibition “The Return” of Eddie Martinez will remain open in the cultural space of the Institute of Legal Sciences, located at the intersection of Morelos and Crespo Streets, in the historic center of the Oaxacan capital, until September 25 of this year. free entry.

Solo exhibitions

  • 2019 – “TINTAS” Museum of Geology (UNAM) Mexico
  • 2013 – Exhibition “Time of Roses” Oaxaca Art Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 2010 – “The Art of Cochio”, Gallery Firefly, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • 2006 – “Eddie Martinez”: modern work, Gradiva Contemporary Art Gallery, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • 2004 – From the Coast, Galerie Rufino Tamayo, House of Culture of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • 2004 – “Counting the Crack”, Punto Y Linea Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • 2001 – “The Last Oaxaca”, Galerie El Rincon del Libero, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • 2000 – “María y los Vientos”: Final Work, Casa de la Cultura de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • 1998 – “Eddie Martinez” Oaxaca Art Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • 1992 – Exhibition “Ceramics and Works on Paper” Oaxaca Art Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Public groups

  • Hermila Castellanos Museum, Comitán, Mexico.
  • Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
  • Museum of Art, Nelson Center for the Arts, Arizona State University, Temple, USA


  • Fonka Scholarship “Young Creators” (1983)
  • First prize “The Fourth Competition of the Americas”, University of the Americas, Cholula, Mexico (1982)

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