Now on view at Hawaii’s Loft in Space Gallery is ‘Reel Talk,’ the latest body of work by Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Martinez. The artist, known primarily for his mixed media, graffiti and quasi-impressionistic inspired portraits, has achieved considerable attention as of late with his neon sign works, one which we recently saw at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco (here.) With ‘Reel Talk,’ Martinez continues his urban dialogue with the inhabitants of the streets in an eclectic showing of the artist’s many-faceted areas of expertise. In addition to the aforementioned neon word works, Martinez also presents a stunning series of more traditional portraits on a nontraditional surface, bedding, in a cohesive showing of varying medium and styles.
The gallery, Loft in Space, has come very far since we first visited it earlier this year for Pow Wow 2011 (here), with a recent show by graffiti legend KR (of Krink fame) and we’re greatly looking forward to their programming in 2012, as we are sure the rest of Hawaii is as well.
Photos courtesy of Hi-Fructose contributing photographer Brandon Shigeta
Patrick Martinez (c) with Loft in Space’s Jasper Wong (l) and Tiffany Tanaka (r)