Hailing from the Cuban countryside outside Havana, Alberto Martinez began his artistic sensibilities by drawing the sugar cane trucks as they trundled past. From there he studied sculpture in Trinidad, the third most popular tourist destination in Cuba, before turning his attention to painting on canvas.
|Brighton Pavilion, Alberto Martinez|
Inspired by the architecture around him, his surrealist vision subverts the familiar with animals in place of humans and objects in place of structure. After choosing to live in Brighton for the last seven years, his work has naturally been inspired by the wealth of his local surroundings, producing artwork representing Brighton Pavilion, Brighton station and the pier to name a few.
|Brighton Station, Alberto Martinez|
|Times Square, New York city, Alberto Martinez|
|The Statue of Liberty, Alberto Martinez|
The pictures on display in his studio situated at JAG Gallery, 280 Madeira Drive in the Artists Quarter (I’ve just called it that) are print reproductions for sale that are of such a high resolution that I thought they were the original paintings when I was looking at them. However at £112 I think I should have realised the folly of my ways, the originals were sold in Birmingham for many thousands.
For enquiries regarding an original Martinez click here.