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Arantzazu
Martinez
ARC Living Master™
Spanish artist
Nationality:
Spanish


Biographical Information

Arantzazu Martinez is an academic painter from Vitoria, Spain. She attended the Fine Arts University of the Basque Country and graduated in 2000. Unable to find any classical art training, she moved to New York. There she enrolled in the New York Academy of Figurative Art (NYAA) MFA program and graduated in 2002. It was during this same year that she met her mentor, Jacob Collins, the founder of the Water Street Atelier, the Hudson River Fellowship and The Grand Central Academy. To develop her training still further she studied under him at the Water Street Atelier from 2002 to 2005, where she completed her training following the nineteenth century academic method. The technical expertise, the considered compositions, the exceptional treatment of light and the human form are evident and much appreciated in Martinez's work. The symbiotic relationship of these elements creates imagery that evokes Romanticism and Symbolism. Her work has the ability to recreate a dream world where magic and fantasy are part of reality.

The quality of her work has been recognised internationally. She was commissioned by Lucasfilm Ltd. to take part in Star Wars Visions in 2009 and recently, she has taken part in the international art project "Image of Russia" 2012, representing her native country. Most of her artwork belongs to private collectors, but her paintings are starting to make their way into museums as well, and are now on view in the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), in Barcelona, Spain.

The Little Mermaid

Alternate title: The Rescue
-2012
Oil on linen
228.6 x 124.46 cm
(90" x 49")
Private collection

Added: 2013-02-01
Vasilissa the Wise

-2012
Oil on linen
50.8 x 99.06 cm
(20" x 39")
Private collection

Added: 2013-02-01
Dracula

-2011
Oil on linen
160.02 x 96.52 cm
(63" x 38")
Private collection

Added: 2013-02-01
The Fall of the Ego

-2011
Oil on linen
170.18 x 114.3 cm
(67" x 45")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2013-02-01

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Bird Girl

-2010
Oil on linen
99.06 x 99.06 cm
(39" x 39")
Private collection

Added: 2013-02-01
Green Eyes

-2010
Oil on linen
185.42 x 127 cm
(73" x 50")
Private collection

Added: 2013-02-01
Dreamcatchers

-2010
Oil on linen
81.28 x 144.78 cm
(32" x 57")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2013-02-01

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Flying

-2010
Oil on linen
40.688 x 27.94 cm
(16.02" x 11")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2013-02-01

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Rancor

-2009
Oil on linen
144.78 x 114.3 cm
(57" x 45")
Private collection

Added: 2013-02-01
Hide and Seek

-2009
Oil on linen
175.26 x 165.1 cm
(69" x 65")
Private collection

Added: 2013-02-01