PangeaSeed is pleased to announce the latest fine-art print by guest artist Jet Martinez (USA). The highlighted topic of this special edition is coral reef habitats that are increasingly threatened by human activity.
Limited edition of 50 (signed & numbered) and Hand-embellished
16 x 20 inches
Fine art Giclée print on French cold press watercolor paper
Available September 15, 2016, 12 pm PST at https://shop.pangeaseed.co/
The core of my practice stems from my interest in locating folk art’s place in a globalized world. I seek to create a multi-cultural dialogue that explores the consistencies of visual culture throughout time, beginning with ancient artisans and extending to contemporary artists. I was convinced from an early age growing up in Cuernavaca, Mexico that communities can be sustained through art making. Like the craftspeople who integrate life into the creation of ceramics and textiles—nothing less than a certain form of magic—I embrace the imperfections of the handmade—the organic forms and vibrant colors which have the power to remove the individual identity of the artist in favor of a more universal expression of “folk art.”Visit PangeaSeed.org to learn how you can help coral reefs and save our seas.
By uniting the imagery of traditional Mexican folk art with the vernacular of urban contemporary art, I’m trafficking in the nuanced relationship between artistic tradition and global influences, in the process finding the relationship between community and culture. The lineage of west coast mural work looms large in my practice: art functioning as a symbol of resistance, transforming overlooked spaces into something beautiful—a daily revolution in the form of creating.