linocut on handmade paper
Although often figurative in nature, Erika Martinez’ work features a flatness of space first espoused by Picasso. She shifts skillfully between portraiture and geometric abstraction, successfully translating both into painting, ceramics, printmaking and drawing. Erika's portrait paintings sport a vibrant palette that seems to blast the image off of any intended picture plane – her blues will stop you in your tracks.
You can see and purchase her work at NIAD here.