“You Don’t Have To Lie To Kick It” is a collection of works that tackles themes such as the recession and it’s impact on young families, youth and street dialogue, as well as love within the urban community. Martinez hopes these works will challenge equality issues in the streets of Los Angeles – particularly focusing on the relationship between authority and the masses. He hopes to shed new light on these familiar cultural controversies, utilizing a balance of street and classical aesthetic forms and mediums.
You Don’t Have To Lie To Kick It features new works and an installation on display at FIFTY24LA Galleryfrom Sept 10 – Nov 5, 2009.
Patrick Martinez earned a BFA from Art Center College of Design with honors in 2005 and a Masters in art hustle from the streets of Los Angeles. His work has been shown in many galleries across the United States and has been featured in art publications such as Mynameis? and Juxtapoz. Martinez works as a fine artist and art director for SA Studios tackling projects that range from movie posters to creating original art for specific clients. He has also created original content for clients such as: Frank 151, Flaunt Magazine, adidas, Nike, Upper Playground, Stussy, Rime, SA Studios and Undefeated. www.patrickmartinez.com