“Art is an expression of a spirit cultivated by culture, free from restriction, yet intense with feeling, discipline and knowledge. My art expresses universal symbolic elements of life while exploring my Mestizo roots, using indigenous forms as my most vital source of inspiration. I believe that an art that functions in conformity with the cultural heritage of the artist expresses something of value to all of us.

Because each medium has its own characteristics or properties that are different, they allow us to express the same idea, but with a different underlying feeling.  My responsibility is simply to communicate more with whatever medium I choose to work with. As a painter and sculptor, my approach and use of techniques and materials is versatile. As for the finished artwork, I leave that up to the viewer to interpret.”


Emanuel Martinez

January, 2013