Untitled, hand woven woolen rug, 210 x 140 cm. /82.7 x 55.1 inches, edition 12, signed and numbered certificate by the artist, 2015
In the spirit of Martinezís free use of a wide array of materials, tapestry becomes another medium for the artist to play with. Vibrant splashes of paint are replaced with colorful woven thread. Translating the artistís uncompromising, expressive and at times aggressive approach to painting to a meticulously handwoven carpet creates a fitting contrast highlighting both the inherent tension and craftsmanship of Eddie Martinezís oeuvre.