Eddie Martinez: Risky Business

Eddie Martinez in his studio, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 2012. Production still from
Eddie Martinez in his studio, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 2012. Production still from the New York Close Up film, Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business. © Art21, Inc. 2013.

Jonathan Munar posts a new video about painter Eddie Martinez. In the video Martinez discusses the desire to seek a new, abstract direction in his work, a desire that was realized in his recent exhibition, Matador, at Journal Gallery, Brooklyn.

On changing from figurative to abstract painting Martinez says: "I really have to go into the paintings a little bit more to figure them out, to pull their potential out of them. Because I don't necessarily know what the imagery is and I don't know what the moves are going to be as readily as I did when painting a bouquet of flowers over and over and over again."