Patrick Martinez has evolved from his LA graffiti roots into a multi-talented contemporary artist. Utilising a range of textures and mediums to share the way he sees the world, Martinez brings a sublime beauty to things that aren’t considered conventionally beautiful.
Drawing inspiration from the neon storefront signage around where he lived in East LA, Patrick has taken the format and reappropriated it to speak to a contemporary audience that grew up on a diet of hip-hop and street culture similar to his own. He combines graffiti elements with traditional painting techniques alongside his neon pieces, creating a culture clash with a perfect juxtaposition of new and old.
Like the bold signage he references, Pat’s work commands your attention.