Javier Martin

Javier
Martin

Javier Martin (Spain, 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist who bases his creative exploration on the careful observation of his surroundings, detecting semiotic relationships that might otherwise pass by unnoticed to an unperceptive viewer. With this approach, the artist constructs situations that invite reflection on impending matters in today’s world. Martin has been developing one of his most iconic collections, Blindness. The eyes, classically associated with the reflection of human emotions, are always concealed whether behind a vibrant stroke of paint or a glowing neon light. With painting and collage, he reproduces images of seemingly perfect models, symbols of a standard of beauty and lifestyle that most people long to enjoy. Inspired by the juxtaposition between the grit of city surroundings and the glossy ads that line them, Martin deconstructs this perceived perfection to create a contrast between technology, collage, and painting. In the Spring of 2016, Martin presented his first performance piece ‘Lies and Light’ at his solo show during Art Basel Hong Kong week. This performance also represents the latest evolution of the art it’s Blindness concept. In this case, the artist manifests himself as the protagonist, literally shattering society’s barriers to convey the struggle against conformity, the fight for truth and freedom. This raw and rebellious performance find Martin completely vulnerable in an intense spiritual journey to overcome his past to progress.

Paintings 

Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cadmium Yellow
Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cadmium Yellow

UV pigment ink on mirror wood acrylic, paint and neon light, 80 x 80 x 7 cm HKD 108,000

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Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cadmium Yellow
Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cadmium Yellow

UV pigment ink on mirror wood acrylic, paint and neon light, 80 x 80 x 7 cm HKD 108,000

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Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cadmium Yellow
Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cadmium Yellow

UV pigment ink on mirror wood acrylic, paint and neon light, 80 x 80 x 7 cm HKD 108,000

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Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cadmium Yellow
Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cadmium Yellow

UV pigment ink on mirror wood acrylic, paint and neon light, 80 x 80 x 7 cm HKD 108,000

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Javier Martin
Blindness, Alma Cadmium Yellow, 2021

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Javier Martin
Blindness, Inner Sunrise, 2021

Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Orange, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Orange, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 55 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 39,000

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Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Orange, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Orange, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 55 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 39,000

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Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Orange, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Orange, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 55 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 39,000

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Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Orange, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Orange, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 55 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 39,000

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Javier Martin
Cut, Light of Emptiness Orange, 2021

Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cobalt Blue, 2021
Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cobalt Blue, 2021

UV pigment ink on mirror wood acrylic, paint and neon light, 80 x 80 x 7 cm HKD 108,000

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Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cobalt Blue, 2021
Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cobalt Blue, 2021

UV pigment ink on mirror wood acrylic, paint and neon light, 80 x 80 x 7 cm HKD 108,000

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Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cobalt Blue, 2021
Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cobalt Blue, 2021

UV pigment ink on mirror wood acrylic, paint and neon light, 80 x 80 x 7 cm HKD 108,000

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Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cobalt Blue, 2021
Javier Martin, Blindness, Alma Cobalt Blue, 2021

UV pigment ink on mirror wood acrylic, paint and neon light, 80 x 80 x 7 cm HKD 108,000

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Javier Martin
Blindness, Alma Cobalt Blue, 2021

Javier Martin Blindness, Verde Esperanza, 2021
Javier Martin Blindness, Verde Esperanza, 2021

Collage on wood, acrylic, oil color, advertising paper 90 x 90 x 6 cm (96 x 96 x 7 cm Framed) HKD 101,000

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Javier Martin Blindness, Verde Esperanza, 2021
Javier Martin Blindness, Verde Esperanza, 2021

Collage on wood, acrylic, oil color, advertising paper 90 x 90 x 6 cm (96 x 96 x 7 cm Framed) HKD 101,000

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Javier Martin Blindness, Verde Esperanza, 2021
Javier Martin Blindness, Verde Esperanza, 2021

Collage on wood, acrylic, oil color, advertising paper 90 x 90 x 6 cm (96 x 96 x 7 cm Framed) HKD 101,000

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Javier Martin Blindness, Verde Esperanza, 2021
Javier Martin Blindness, Verde Esperanza, 2021

Collage on wood, acrylic, oil color, advertising paper 90 x 90 x 6 cm (96 x 96 x 7 cm Framed) HKD 101,000

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Javier Martin
Blindness, Verde Esperanza, 2021

Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Red Transparencia, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Red Transparencia, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 90 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 62,000

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Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Red Transparencia, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Red Transparencia, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 90 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 62,000

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Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Red Transparencia, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Red Transparencia, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 90 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 62,000

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Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Red Transparencia, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Red Transparencia, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 90 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 62,000

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Javier Martin
Cut, Light of Emptiness Red Transparencia, 2021

Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Yellow, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Yellow, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 90 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 62,000

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Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Yellow, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Yellow, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 90 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 62,000

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Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Yellow, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Yellow, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 90 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 62,000

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Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Yellow, 2021
Javier Martin Cut, Light of Emptiness Yellow, 2021

Papercutting, acrylic paint 90 x 70 x 3 cm HKD 62,000

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Javier Martin
Cut, Light of Emptiness Yellow, 2021