America Martin

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<b>Horns & Shadows</b>, 2013<br>Oil & Acrylic on canvas, 34x57 inches<br>$9000
Horns & Shadows

<b>Camping Under Stars</b>, 2013<br>Oil & Acrylic on canvas, 35x71 inches<br>$11100
Camping Under Stars

<b>Rain Like Paper Planes</b>, 2013<br>Oil & Acrylic on canvas, 56x34 inches<br>$8900
Rain Like Paper Planes

<b>Barton Springs</b>, 2013<br>Oil & Acrylic on canvas, 73x33 inches<br>$10000
Barton Springs

<b>Cloud Woman</b>, 2013<br>Oil & Acrylic on canvas, 24x72 inches<br>$7500
Cloud Woman

<b>High Hat</b>, 2013<br>Oil & Acrylic on canvas, 37x62 inches <br>$9000
High Hat

<b>Blue Chair and Lunch Fruit</b>, 2014<br>Ink on paper, 55x40 inches<br>$4750
Blue Chair and Lunch Fruit

<b>Gathering Fruit II</b>, 2013<br>Pencil & Ink on paper, 10x30 inches<br>$1400
Gathering Fruit II

<b>Gathering Seashells</b>, 2013<br>Ink on paper, 15x11 inches<br>$1200
Gathering Seashells

<b>Woman & Parakeet </b>, 2013<br>Ink on paper, 8x6 inches<br>$800
Woman & Parakeet

<b>Woman & Songbird</b>, 2013<br>Ink on paper, 8x6 inches<br>$800
Woman & Songbird

<b>Woman in Gray & Black</b>, 2013<br>Ink on paper, 12x8 inches<br>$1000
Woman in Gray & Black

<b>Woman in White & Gray</b>, 2013<br>Pencil & Ink on paper, 11x8 inches<br><i>sold</i>
Woman in White & Gray

<b>Sweet Rest at Days End</b>, 2013<br>Ink on paper, 6x4 inches<br><i>sold</i>
Sweet Rest at Days End

<b>Sculpture</b>, 2012<br>Corten Steel, 7 feet tall<br>$28000

Take a tour of America's 2013 show at Wally Workman Gallery here.

Watch video of America Martin talking about her inspiration, her work & process.

Read The Cult Collective's interview with America here.

AMERICA MARTIN is a Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles and a rising star in the contemporary art world whose works have been shown in museum and solo and group exhibitions nationwide. America describes herself as a painting anthropologist, working primarily with paint on canvas and paper to explore the human experience – and the human form.

America Martin finds inspiration everywhere, but it is not by happenstance or easily won. Like a true virtuoso, she searches relentlessly – sketchbook in hand and camera around neck – often among “voiceless” people whom many consider insignificant; Martin disagrees. Instead, she finds in them truth, vitality and beauty so devastating that she is compelled to transpose it into effigy profound enough to break your heart. That is the essence of Martin’s vision, and through her eyes life is not only sublime, but it finally makes gorgeous, perfect sense.

Taking inspiration from Mid-Century Modernist masters, America’s distinctive style is underscored by the use of boldly brushed lines and punctuated bursts of color to imply tone and mood. She treats her subjects with an obvious reverence, and in a manner that captures their individuality and their dignity.

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America Martin