Scape Martinez is a California based contemporary artist, sculptor, & author.
The name "Scape" originated from Screaming Creative and Positive Energy.
Inspired by classic graffiti and muralism. Martinez's fine art paintings combine elements of graffiti art and abstract expressionism. His bold and unapologetic use of colors has commissioned large scale public art for Morgan Hill Public Library in Morgan Hill, CA, Roosevelt Community Center's Digital Mural in Downtown San Jose, CA, The Mural Music and Arts Project Living Wall in East Palo Alto, CA, Stanford Law Public Mural, Stanford University Student Law Association in Stanford, CA among many others.
Alongside a litany of curated exhibits, Martinez's art has been showcased in the Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Look book, Donna Karen's "Her Time is now" exhibit in New York City, and the Brighton Fringe festival in London.
Martinez is the author of four highly acclaimed Art books, the first instructional Graffiti books of their kind. "GRAFF: the Art and Technique of Graffiti" and "GRAFF 2: Next Level Graffiti Techniques", "GRAFF: The Color Journal" and "Colormaster" are Amazon's best sellers since their release. Martinez has partnered with several nonprofit organizations to create programming and original art content specifically designed for at risk youth of all ages and demographics.
"Through my books, workshops and speaking engagements I have been able to share my passion for art education with human beings, it's an honor to inspire, motivate and help people explore their own world and life through Art. When people see my artwork I want my art to scream off of surfaces. I want them to hear color. Color is life affirming." - Scape Martinez