Etienne Martin

Inventive and impulsive, Etienne Martin constantly renews himself in his artistic practice. In 2006, his mural on the restaurant "Patati Patata" (Montreal) marked his very first signature. With a desire to bring more visibility and recognition to Quebec visual art, he co-founded the magazine DÉCOVER in 2009.

Then he made a series with his son Esteban, pushing him more to exploit a naive, instinctive and primary side; these works were hyper colored, composed of multitudes of images all harmonized in a very spontaneous way. He also painted more than 600 vinyl covers, a series of paintings inspired by the Renaissance, as well as advertising posters whose meaning he reinvents.

His trip to Wynwood (Miami) gave him confidence and a desire to evolve once again, this time towards the creation of still lifes. He chooses sometimes existing artworks or reclaimed billboards as canvases, on which he paints inanimate objects with a raw aestheticism.