Street Ballerina – by Jamie Martinez

Jamie Martinez Ballerina Art
Jamie Martinez Ballerina Art at The Orchard Windows Gallery

I spotted this street poster cleverly posted on the bottom of a lamp post today, and I just love this. Orchard Windows Gallery at 37 Orchard St. is representing this artist: Jamie Martinez and his exhibition: “I’m having trouble cutting this Ballerina”.

His work is beautiful, the colors, the light and how he has captured the ballerina’s gentleness is really intriguing and quite captivating!

Jamie Martinez' opening for “I’m having trouble cutting this Ballerina” using Triangulism at Orchard Windows Gallery.
Jamie Martinez' opening for “I’m having trouble cutting this Ballerina” using Triangulism at Orchard Windows Gallery.

The collection consisted of eight paintings of this gorgeous ballerina, who took over 500 photos at Jamie’s studio, and then, he handpicked 8 of the best poses to become paintings.  The most intriguing part of the collection is how he broke the painting into triangles (The technique is called Triangulism); which is what he is known for.  Triangulism deconstructs the image by using geometric triangles, and by process of elimination, only its core triangles are left to show its true meaning, form and structure.  He believes that everything in life is part of a three point system: beginning, middle, and end. The triangles give the paintings a bit more contrast because the ballerina is so soft, gentle and flexible; while the triangles are stiff, sharp, and give the painting a lot of structure.  He also showed two large framed story boards of his photographs; which are a mixture of street and Polaroid inspired photography.

Jamie Martinez' opening for “I’m having trouble cutting this Ballerina” using Triangulism at Orchard Windows Gallery.
Jamie Martinez' opening for “I’m having trouble cutting this Ballerina” using Triangulism at Orchard Windows Gallery.

To contact Jamie:

JHMNYC@GMAIL.COM

WWW.JAMIEMARTINEZ.NET

More can be found here on the gallery’s website below!

www.orchardwindowsgallery.com
www.orchardwindowsgallery.com


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