Solo Show in
"Raices de Papel" or "Paper Roots" consists of 16 collages that are my field notes and stories of my fist visit to Mexico and how my roots did not allow me to just sit and watch with my arms crossed. Instead they enveloped me and carried me beyond nostalgia and the past into a thriving world that is and had always been in everything I do and will ever do.
Join my live “Collage Happy Hour NYC” every Sunday during quarantine. I will be sharing my processes, with good music and shout outs to special artist!
Sundays at 1pm on instagram
or view the process on IGTV here
every sunday 1pm EST
Born in Los Angeles, and based in New York city, Luis Martin began his journey in the art museums of LA where he worked as a teen. Moving to NYC at the age of 19, he continued to work at cultural institutions before attending art school.
His artistic career flourished through self-initiated projects that aimed to create visibility and access to his art practice and that of other artists. He has exhibited nationally and internally around the world. Most recently in Merida, Mexico where he had a solo show of collages created during his stay.
"I make collages. My small works on paper are amplified by my robust studio practice that takes on a multi-disciplinary approach. I combine the themes at the center of my visual work with other projects that include a podcast, and a live studio session series on social media.
My work stems from a deep creative and spiritual inquiry, which plays out with my restless passionate nature, akin to the NYC hustle. I created the term “The Art Engineer” for my thesis project in art school, which granted me creative license to unapologetically explore my role as an artist from a place of agency and leadership that extends from the studio outward."