Martinez, Nadia

Say it Loud, 2015
Aluminum covers, resistors, crystals
Lollipop I, 2009
Mixed media
Lollipop II, 2009
Mixed media
Tomorrow Is Fine, 2009 -2013
Plater, wook, paint and foam
Sigh of Colors, 2009
Casted plastic and paint
Platanoes, 2009
Plaster and metal leaf
Natural, 2009
White cement
Up in the Stars, 2015
Connectors, wood and paint
Diameter 18 x 3 in
Secret of Nature, II, 2015
Resin, metal, paint and wood
Diameter 18 x 1.5 in
Secret of Nature, I, 2015
Flat ribbon cables, ultra-pd Faston, metal leaf, capacitors and wood
Diameter 18 x 6.5 in
Series: After Genesis, 2015
23 x 23 in
Series: After Genesis, 2015
23 x 23 in
Series: After Genesis, 2015
23 x 23 in
You Give Me Wings, 2014
Gold plated connectors
24 x 24 in
The Sleepy Ones, 2010
Connectors and wires
Site installation
Tree Under Construction / Self-portrait
Microchips and wire
53 x 18 x 18 in
Spider Webs
Resistors
40 x 5 x 5 in
Starry Wind
Connectors, Wood Panel
18 x 80 x 5 in
Flowered Waterfall
Stainless steel and aluminum plates
72 x 72 x 7 in
Biography

Nadia Martinez is a Connecticut-based, Honduran multimedia artist. She studied two years of architecture at UNAH in Honduras and art at the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York. She works with Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking and Mixed Media. Nadia has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in individual and group exhibitions at Stamford Art Association, Stamford CT; Salon Supercable de Jovenes XVI con FIA, Caracas, Venezuela;  ArtLima, Lima, Peru; Pinta Art Fair, NY, NY; the National Academy Museum, NY, NY; Macy Art Gallery at Columbia University, NY, NY; Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ; Arts West Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC; Grady Alexis Gallery, NY, NY; Center of Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT; Museo del Juguete Antiguo, D.F., Mexico; Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, among others. Her work is part of selected private collections in the United States, France, Venezuela and Peru.

Artist Statement

My work is a reflection of my daily encounters and experiences. Working with a variety of mediums, allows me to express more precisely my vision and my "language", which would otherwise be difficult to express in words. I strive to make statements that are positive and uplifting through the words, colors and concepts that I use. My creative process is very much informed by the freedom I derive from working with different materials and mediums.  After much experimentation, I arrive at the right combination of elements and begin to develop a series of the work. My routine consists on concentrating on two-dimensional work for about a year, or until the series is complete, and then shifting to three-dimensional work for about the same amount of time. My years of studying architecture influence this routine and help me to maintain balance in the diversity of my work. My memories of childhood, nature, and architecture are my inexhaustible sources of inspiration.  The interaction between humans and nature and the qualities that shape our faith and values- these are the themes that are reflected in my work. I've always been interested in creating my own language while at the same time creating something that others are able to interpret on their own, no translation necessary. Through my work, I try to capture moments between the interaction of oneself and life and the qualities that shape our faith and values. Like the innocence of blowing on a dandelion and letting the seeds flow freely through the air to look for a new home. Creating a Starry WindHaving faith that our strength comes from the Highest and no matter what, we'll be able to go on and not get tired. You Give Me Wings And giving second chances because everything has the ability to change and have a new life allowing their beauty to be revealed for the world to see. The Sleepy Ones

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