Jamie Martinez


MM, (2009), acrylic on cotton, 24 x 30 in

Korean Girl, (2010), oil on cotton, 24 x 30 in

JM, (2009), acrylic on cotton, 24 x 30 in

Twist, (2011), oil on cotton, 24 x 30 in

Lust, (2010), oil on cotton, 30 x 40 in

The Kiss, (2010), oil on cotton, 24 x 30 in

Soft Whisper, (2010), oil on cotton, 24 x 30 in

Cover Up, (2010), oil on cotton, 24 x 30 in

Artists Bio

Visual artist, Jamie Martinez, moved to Florida at the age of 12 from his hometown of Cali, Colombia. After attending Miami International University of Art and Design and receiving the prestigious Hispanic Designer’s scholarship, he moved to New York to pursue his Bachelor’s degree (F.I.T.), and to follow his dream in the Visual Arts.

Martinez is a painter using a new technique called Triangulism. Triangulism is an art movement in which the main belief is that the Triangle is the most important geometric form. It deconstructs the image by using geometric Triangles, and by process of elimination, only its core Triangles are left to show its true meaning, form and structure. Everything in life is part of a three point system: beginning, middle, and end. Triangulism connects the dots by using straight lines, therefore exploring the current digital age, where everything seems to be directly connected to something else. Not one to follow others, Jamie’s work clearly expresses his exceptional view at life and art. He has shown all over New York City, Miami and recently in Canada.

Jamie adopts a mixture of street, artistic, and vanguard photography to display altered sides of everyday things. His Polaroid inspired story boards are raw, uncut and in your face; with all kinds of interesting subjects, taken mostly in the streets on New York City. He is more interested in combining multiple photos with different moments and places, into a single story. Jamie Martinez lives in New York City and is currently represented by Orchard Windows Gallery in the Lower East Side.

Artist Statement

Triangulism is an art movement in which the main belief is that the Triangle is the most important geometric form. It deconstructs the image by using geometric Triangles, and by process of elimination, only its core Triangles are left to show its true meaning, form and structure. Everything in life is part of a three point system: beginning, middle, and end. Triangulism connects the dots by using straight lines, therefore exploring the current digital age, where everything seems to be directly connected to something else.

My artwork is very structured and sometimes linear, depending on the inspiration and the series that I am working on. I believe that geometric triangles hold immense power and energy. Everything in life has a beginning, middle and end. These are the basic building blocks for Triangulism and the three point system that I use in my paintings. I have always been obsessed with how strong, bold, and light triangles are. I also try to show that triangles have a softer side to them, and if applied correctly, any image can be created. The color pallets I use depend on the mood of the work and the inspiration behind it. I take great pride and dedication in my art, and try to translate as much of my energy as possible into every creation.

Jamie Martinez’s Website