(Mexico, b. 1961)
Lino Martinez’ career expands over twenty years. While in Mexico, Martinez formally trained under Muralist Mario Orozco Rivera, their latest collaboration was the restoration effort to the Polyforum Siqueiros. After arriving into the United States he discovered printmaking and lithography, now an integral part of his professional practice. After a short period at Self Help Graphics, Martinez became a Master Printer at Cirrus Editions where he has worked closely with artists like John Baldessari and Denis Hollingsworth.
Through his printmaking oeuvre, he challenges image destabilization, net aesthetics, and digital expression while defragmenting collage and blending multiple processes into each configuration, such as drawing, painting, lithography or watercolor. Within his artwork he explores color abstraction, collage, figure, geometry and printmaking. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.