Alej ez Martinez
I am an architect by Universidad de Sevilla (1997). I depict my surrounding world: physical, cultural and emotional with craftsmanship that borrows from my architectural training and inventive curious nature.
I belong to Sussex Arts Collective, Studio Greenhouse. I run the life drawing sessions ‘Brighton Draws Men’ at the Sussex County Arts Club and I am a resident artist with The West Pier Trust.
I have exhibited at Gallery 94 at Glyndebourne (2020), the West Pier Centre (2019) and the Regency Town House (2016).
To create my original pieces, I combine the use of pen and ink, lino, litho and collagraphs printmaking. I draw on sheets of specialised marker paper with calligraphic brushes, fine-line ink pens, sponges, sandpaper and other materials using watercolour, ink and charcoal. My prints are digitally created from my original pieces where I collate images in layers, similarly to the plates of a lithographic print.