Visual artist Eddie Martinez inaugurates his exhibition “The Return” at the Institute of Legal Sciences

Pedro Matias

  • The exhibition opens on Friday, August 25th and runs until September 25th.

Oaxaca, Oaks. (page3. mxWith 27 graphic and graphic works, the visual artist born in San Francisco del Mar, Eddie Martinez, opens this Friday, August 25, his exhibition “Retorno” in the cultural space of the city. Institute of Legal Sciences of OaxacaInform the Arte Relieve gallery, curator and curator.

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.

They highlighted that after a decade, the painter and engraver returns to his homeland with the “Retorno” exhibition, which allows admiration of his work in Oaxaca, as his last solo exhibition in the capital of Oaxaca was in 2013, where the artist had not exhibited his work individually until 2019. , in the Museum of Geology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, in the capital of the Republic.

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

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.

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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 constitutes a good choice for students, visitors and those interested in knowing different artistic and cultural options.

For his part, art critic Jorge Beach Casanova writes about this new exhibition of the artist born in 1963 in San Francisco del Mar:

“The significance of Eddie Martinez’s visual work awaits appropriate appraisal in Oaxaca and Mexico. Its expressive quality, compositional refinement, and skilful use of techniques make it 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, dedicated to his creative profession, does not usually appear in 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 compositions, and the mastery of photographic techniques that he shows over and over again in his photographic production,” says the specialist.

The artist from San Francisco del Mar, Oaxaca, has had solo and group exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, Canada and Latin America, including:

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Tintas Geology Museum (UNAM) Mexico; “The Time of Roses” Art Gallery of Oaxaca; Eddie Martinez: Recent Work, Gradiva Contemporary Art Gallery, Jalisco, Mexico; Contemporary Art from Oaxaca, Pima County Community College District, Luis Carlos Bernal Gallery Art Center, West Campus, Tucson, AZ; “Tamayo Had a Dream” Museum of Contemporary Art Oaxaca; and “Graphic Art of Oaxaca” (IAGO 30th Anniversary) and the San Agustin Center for the Arts (CASA).

the Oaxaca Art Walk Museum in Ventura, California, USA; “Invitations” central axis of Lazaro Cardenas. Mexico Defender; Magical Realism at the Moro Foundation in San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León; Between Two Cultures, Contemporary Painters, Brownsville Historical Museum, Brownsville, Texas; Inside: Ten Oaxacan Painters, Vertis Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco; Metamorphoses of Silence, Mexican Cultural Institute, Embassy of Mexico in Costa Rica; “Oaxaca, Land of Artists”, Pinacoteca del Centro de las Artes, Nuevo León, “Zonas de Mediacion”, Tijuana Cultural Center; End of the Century, Latino Art Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco; “Printmarkers of Oaxaca”, University of Maine at Augusta; “New Territories: After 350/500 Years.” Interculturel Centre, Strathem and Gallery, Lotto Quebec, Montreal, Canada.

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