Our friends at Fresh Cafe and Loft in Space bring us yet another awesome art exhibit to round out the year. December's show features new works from Los Angeles based artist, Patrick Martinez. Here's more information about the exhibit from the Loft in Space website. Be sure to check the event out and support Jasper Wong and the Pow Wow Hawaii movement.


Patrick Martinez’s art reflects the forgotten and the overlooked. Inspired by Los Angeles store front signage, people, and places, his new body of work includes video projections, portraiture on plush blankets, mixed media works, and fabricated neon.

With “Reel Tawlk”, the core concept surrounds the current state of affairs in America, which has led many to rethink what it means to be American. The “Blue Without Green” neon piece draws from the current “Occupy Movement” and speaks towards the sentiment of “melancholy without money”. While, the giant plush blanket portraits are random everyday hard working people that he chose to paint into the limelight. Giving attention to Americans struggling with the American dream and the the climate of today’s job market.

Using his art as a medium for his message, Patrick Martinez utilizes every aspect of his surroundings and fuses them into beauty that is born from the unseen. Speaking words that we are all innately familiar with.


Patrick Martinez focuses on the phenomenology of his surroundings. He brings sublime beauty to things that aren’t thought of as conventionally beautiful. He uses subject matter such as everyday people that aren’t usually painted into the limelight and elements of the city that would be thought of as objects we take for granted. He uses these objects as communicative mediums. Patrick works with intellect and intuition in creating pieces of art that reflect and document situations that are ever present around him. Vitality, impact and rhythm are the essence and energy in his artwork.


The opening night of “Reel Tawlk” will take place on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at Loft in Space. VIP reception is from 7:30pm to 8:30pm with the public opening from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. Show runs till January 7th, 2012. (details below).

“Reel Tawlk” new works by Patrick Martinez
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
VIP Reception: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Public Opening: 8:30pm to 10:30pm
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

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