Patrick Martinez Paid Tee
Regular Price: $36.00
In his youth, Patrick Matrinez was heavily influenced by Hip Hop culture and more specifically, graffiti. Movies like "Wild Style" and "Style Wars" turned him onto the Hip Hop movement which led him to Pasadena High School Visual Arts and Design Academy where he learned and practiced his image making skills. After graduating high school, he attended Pasadena City College where he spent three years experimenting, developing his artistic skills and trying to find a hint of himself at the same time. He kept a steady career doing illustrations and design work mainly for underground and mainstream record labels that catered to the Hip Hop community. In 2001 he was ready to take on the next stage of art discipline. This led him to apply to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he received a bachelor of fine arts.
Patrick focuses on the phenomenology of his surroundings. He brings sublime beauty to things that aren't thought of as conventionally beautiful. He uses subject matter such as everyday people that aren't usually painted into the limelight and elements of the city that would be thought of as objects we take for granted. He uses these objects as communicative mediums. Patrick works with intellect and intuition in creating pieces of art that reflect and document situations that are ever present around him. Vitality and rhythm are the essence and energy in his artwork.
Staple Design and Martinez collaborated on a set of three t-shirts with selected work from his group show Even Flow. His vivid neon words translate perfectly onto this blank black canvas.
Graphic screen print at front.
Co-branded screen print at back.
Woven label at right sleeve.
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