Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Artist of the moment……..Jet Martinez

 

 

Jet Martinez is a popular illustrator and muralist who often works with floral and animal imagery. His work is similar to the Amate style of Mexican folk art painting. Animals and birds are painted with bright colors and mix of floral and botanical imagery.

Jet Martinez was born in Mexico. He often paints scenes that represent areas where he grew up. Martinez attended the San Francisco Academy of Art. Martinez is based out of San Francisco.

Below a look at a mural by Jet Martinez featuring flowers:

In this clip a great interview with Jet Martinez. He talks about what inspired him to become an artist:

Watch out for this question on Jeopardy! Who was the first artist in residence at Facebook? Jet Martinez is the answer. He talks about this experience in the second clip.

The first street artist who painted the Facebook headquarters was David Choe. Choe became a multi millionaire since he chose to be paid for his work in stock. Facebook has proven to be very lucrative for some artists!

The story of how Martinez came to be an artist is one that is repeated over and over. People have self doubt and often aren’t exposed to enough art at an early age. Its funny that his “a-ha” or epiphany moment came when he had a teacher whose work wasn’t very good. Martinez then thought if he can teach anyone can be an artist.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.jetromartinez.com/

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Artist of the moment………..Jessica Sabogal

 

Jessica Sabogal is a street artist renown for her plight for trying to help women of different cultures from around the globe. Jessica Sabogal was based out of San Francisco, California. Sabogal is a first generation American, her parents both came from Colombia.

Sabogal tries to portray the beauty, grace, and power that exist in women.

The artist was commissioned to paint some murals at the Facebook’s California headquarters in Menlo Park.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the website of Jessica Sabogal:

http://jessicasabogal.com/

Below a great interview with Sabogal:

The artist documented the people’s desire for change in Egypt with a peace celebrating the activity in Tahrir Square.

In this clip we check out Sabogal as she creates a very large mural:

What I find most interesting about Sabogal is that when she began painting the female figure and became obsessed with it, she switched from painting glamorous movie star women to heavier and fuller women and loved the results. The artist has a keen way of expressing herself via her art. No matter what the subject looks like, her works are always powerful.

The artist also has a great outlook on life. One of her goals is to help take care of every important woman in her life.

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