- Year: 2018
- Medium: Oil on Cotton
- 18 × 36 in, 45.7 × 91.4 cm
- About this work: Triangles are the atoms of Virtual Reality. In these paintings, Martinez uses UNITY (VR software) to create simulations that instead of being played out are painted to capture this unique dimension. Everything in the Virtual Reality series is created by using triangulated meshes.
- About the Artist
Colombian American artist Jamie Martinez immigrated to Florida at the age of twelve from South America. He attended The Miami International University of Art and Design before moving to New York to continue his fine art education at The Fashion Institute of Technology and The Students Art League in NYC.
He is also the publisher of Arte Fuse, which is a contemporary art platform focused on art shows that are currently on display, interviews and studio visits with today’s top artists from NY and all over the world. He is also the founder and director of The Border Project Space, which was recently featured in Hyperallergic’s top 15 shows of 2018.
Martinez’s work has been featured in multiple outlets. He appeared in a half hour personal TV interview on NTN24 (Nuestra Tele Noticias, a major Spanish TV channel) in the show Lideres (leaders), which was shown in 21 countries with an audience of 41 million people. Other features include Hyperallergic, Good Day New York (TV interview), Fox news (TV interview), The Observer, Whitewall Magazine, CNN, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Untitled Magazine, Bedford + Bowery, Whitehot Magazine, Decompoz Magazine (print) and many more. Martinez has shown in Berlin, Belgium, Russia, Spain, Canada, and numerous galleries in the United States including Petzel Gallery, Galerie Richard, Whitebox NY, The Gabarron Foundation, Flowers Gallery, Elga Wimmer PCC, Foley Gallery, Rush Gallery, Galerie Protégé, Untitled Space and many more. He also participated in a well-received group show curated by Vida Sabbaghi at the Queens Museum in New York City.