portrait of a face overprinted on a different colored and textured background

linocut on handmade paper

Although often figurative in nature, Erika Martinez’ work features a flatness of space first espoused by Picasso. She shifts skillfully between portraiture and geometric abstraction, successfully translating both into painting, ceramics, printmaking and drawing. Erika's portrait paintings sport a vibrant palette that seems to blast the image off of any intended picture plane – her blues will stop you in your tracks.

You can see and purchase her work at NIAD here.

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