Medieval Woodcuts • Pow Martinez

Jul 3 to Jul 29, 2013 • Tall Gallery

Medieval Woodcuts, Pow Martinez’s recent collection of new works, presents imaginary portraits, landscapes and scenes culled from imaginary and painterly worlds. Known for employing irreverent imagery straddling gestures and doodles, Martinez seems to break traditional conceptions on what constitutes good painting and revels in the act of deliberate aesthetic defacement.

A recipient of the 2010 Ateneo Art Awards, Martinez’s body of works has ranged from painting to sound installations. As an artist, he has increasingly shunned exquisite and photorealistic images, preferring to use painterly brushwork and raw, even acid, colors.

Martinez’s work has been exhibited in various venues around Manila and has been included in group exhibitions held in art spaces abroad, including MIAM (France), Topaz Arts (New York), 8 Salon (Hamburg), Y3K (Australia), Osage Gallery (Hong Kong), Fries Museum (Germany), TAKSU (Singapore), Richard Koh Fine Art (Malaysia). This is his 14th one-man exhibit since 2007 and his second solo exhibit at Finale Art File.