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"What's My Style?" the Creative Process #3 by SCAPE Martinez

Scape Martinez discusses communicating with color, and communicating with techniques. What it does, as opposed to what it says. There is a martial arts connection...

Every now and again, when I do artwork in a public space, people often ask me, "What's my style?"... I usually have an incredulous look on my face, as for me, since I'm paining in plain view, my style is plain to see...

Sometimes that's not enough... people want to probe more, know more. And that's fine, sometimes end up asking myself "What's my style", and there I find it hard to quantify, hard to describe, hard to pin down. I like to think that my style is a style of no style. I'm very pragmatic, I like to simply get it done. Execution is what's important... which is where I think the martial art connection comes up.

View the video, and enjoy!

"The Art of Screaming in Color", Scape Martinez x KQED Arts by SCAPE Martinez

Graffiti artist Edward Martinez adopted the alter-ego "Scape," for Screaming Creative and Positive Energy. That positive charge is evident both in his vividly pulsating paintings and in his work with underserved youthin East Palo Alto. For more info on this and other stories in this KQED series, visit http://bit.ly/1mF7fus

It has been almost a year, WOW how time flies!... About a year ago I had the golden opportunity to work with KQED Arts.

I was approached to see if I was interested in being a part of their online "Artists Series", to showcase the work that I do, whether that was my work in the street, in the studio, or in the community with youth. Of course I answered a resounding "YES!"... it was a fascinating experience to say the least, being that the final outcome was a 3 minute video, I was stunned to learn the amount of work that was needed to be done. HOURS of work, and TONS of equipment, not that you could see any of that in the final clip!... I actually got a liking to the camera, maybe there's a future there?

Overall, I had a great time, and learned so much. Working with professionals, award winning leaders in their field. Thank you Cynthia Stone, and the crew!

Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Showroom Visit by SCAPE Martinez

I recently had the chance to go to the main showroom of stephensilverfinejewelry and take a few pics of my artwork and the Fine Jewelry as they were on display. The entire place was visually stunning as they did an INCREDIBLE job of pairing the works together. I was blown away,... It looked like a veritable art gallery of my work, as it is EVERYWHERE. It was one thing to see my work photographed for their lookbook, quite another when you walk into a showroom and see it. You can also see some of the work at their boutiques at the luxury Menlo Park Hotel, The Rosewood Sand Hill as well... in short, it is all quite AMAZING!

Below are a few pictures of the setting. ENJOY!

I love this image... the way the gems are balanced on top of the spraycan, well balanced, both literally and visually.

Lots of textures going on here. Love how the colors fold and bend, lots of color and movement swirling around the jewels.

Detail shot of one of the displays.

The display forms were treated from a three dimensional point of view, meaning the idea was to transform space as opposed to just painting a flat surface.

Very cool how the colors just work!



Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry "GRAFFITI", Collection by SCAPE Martinez

A few months ago, I had the unique opportunity to work with and collaborate on a lookbook. At first thought, I assumed it would be something rather simple, but upon visiting the establishment, (http://www.stephensilverfinejewelry.com/), that thought radically changed. I never would have imagined that my artwork would be, or could be paired with jewelry of this caliber. But let's take a step back, I never would have thought of my artwork being paired up with ANY jewelry.

The two seemed to be polar opposites,... either this was INSANITY or this was GENIUS. Turns out, it was, in fact, PURE GENIUS. I was able to craft a few background canvases, and a number of smaller pieces on metal display boxes,... I thought it was fascinating that my work was being "wrapped around" objects, that I was going to step into more of an installation type of mentality as opposed to just creating work on a flat surface... the possibilities were ENDLESS.

Here is to the magic of thinking out the box, exploring new ideas, and breaking a few norms along the way!

So, I had to keep the project under wraps until the lookbook was officially released. I am truly humbled and excited by how it came out!

Here are a few pages from the lookbook.

Circa 1900 Diamond Tiara and Stomacher Set, - 67.85 ctw. Artwork by Scape.

Diamond Chain Necklace set with 144 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds - 46.50 ctw. Artwork, spraycans by Scape.

Amethyst and Aquamarine Art Deco Style Bracelet - 80 ctw.

Baguette Diamond Necklace and Bracelet Set - 46.21 ctw. Abstract graffiti art on display objects by Scape.

These are Ulysse Nardin watches, titanium steel, paired with my art.