Arantzazu Martinez

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Arantzazu Martinez

ARC Living Master TM

Spanish 21st Century Realist artist

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Vasilissa the Wise

2012

Oil on linen

50.8 x 99.1 cms | 20 x 39 ins

Private collection, ,

Dracula

2011

Oil on linen

160 x 96.5 cms | 63 x 38 ins

Private collection, ,

The Fall of the Ego

2011

Oil on linen

170.2 x 114.3 cms | 67 x 45 ins

Collection of the Artist, ,

Bird Girl

2010

Oil on linen

99.1 x 99.1 cms | 39 x 39 ins

Private collection, ,

Green Eyes

2010

Oil on linen

185.4 x 127 cms | 73 x 50 ins

Private collection, ,

Dreamcatchers

2010

Oil on linen

81.3 x 144.8 cms | 32 x 57 ins

Collection of the Artist, ,

Flying

2010

Oil on linen

40.7 x 27.9 cms | 16 x 11 ins

Collection of the Artist, ,

Rancor

2009

Oil on linen

144.8 x 114.3 cms | 57 x 45 ins

Private collection, ,

Hide and Seek

2009

Oil on linen

175.3 x 165.1 cms | 69 x 65 ins

Private collection, ,

Hideout

2008

Oil on linen

50.8 x 81.3 cms | 20 x 32 ins

Collection of the Artist, ,

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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.