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Walter Otero Gallery

Private Gallery
Melvin Martinez at Yvon Lambert New York
Melvin Martinez
Melvin Martinez
  For Immediate Release:


May 31, 2007 - June 30, 2007

Opening Reception, Thursday, May 31, 2007

Yvon Lambert New York
550 West 21st St New York, NY 10011

New York, NY, May 8, 2007 - Yvon Lambert New York is pleased to announce its first exhibition of paintings by Puerto Rico based artist, Melvin Martinez. The show is titled Fresh Paint. The exhibition will be on view from May 31 through June 30, 2007, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Thursday, May 31 from 6 to 8 pm.

The eight large and colorful paintings in Fresh Paint are made with both oil and acrylic paint adorned with glitter, confetti, and other decorative ornaments. "The Enchanted Garden", the largest of the canvases is is the centerpiece of the show. Measuring 7.5 x 27 feet (228.6 x 822.96 cm), it astonishes the spectator with a combination of scale, rich textures, and vibrant colors.

Using materials more common in creating decorative crafts, Martinez captures the distinctive celebratory elements of the Caribbean region where he lives; evoking a sense of joy, festivity and pleasure in those who view the paintings.

Melvin Martinez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1976; and studied art at San Juan Arts School (Puerto Rico), where he received a BFA in 2005. This young and prolific artist, winner of 2005 Castellon Paint Price (Spain), have shown his works in many of the must prestigious museums of Spain and is part of many important collections of United States, Europe and Latin America. Espai D'Art Contemporani, Duesseldorf Quadrinale, Yvon Lambert ("Tribute at Cezanne") and Alcorcon's Art Center are some of the place where the works of Melvin, who lives and works in San Juan, have been shown.

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