Jet Martinez is a contemporary artist known for his vibrant, colorful, and highly patterned paintings and murals. Born in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, he is influenced by both Mexican folk art and the urban street art scene. Jet Martinez's work often features floral and botanical motifs, intricate patterns, and elements of abstraction, with a focus on the natural world. After attending the San Francisco Art Institute, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Martinez went on to make a name for himself as both a painter and a muralist. His large-scale murals can be found in various cities across the United States and internationally, including Mexico City and Zurich. His work has also been exhibited in galleries and museums, such as the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and the Oakland Museum of California. Martinez's unique artistic style has garnered critical acclaim, and he has been commissioned by both private collectors and public organizations to create his distinctive works of art. His work has not only been appreciated for its aesthetic appeal but also for its potential to bring communities together and create a positive impact on urban spaces.
Calla | Earth - Oversized Hand-Pulled 10-Color Silkscreen Print on 410gsm Somerset Satin Tub Fine Art Paper by Pop Graffiti Artist Jet Martinez Rare Street Art Limited Edition Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 80 Artwork Size 31x23 "This print, featuring the calla lily, is part of a larger body of work I’ve been exploring throughout the pandemic. The muted tones of these pieces reflect a more somber state of mind, in which I simply have not felt it appropriate to make bright and colorful work. These times have felt uncertain and undefined. It’s been difficult to make plans for the future, when the present has felt so uncertain. Likewise, to make very colorful and “happy” work, has felt a bit tone deaf to the larger worldwide situation. I still feel the need to create and to make beautiful things, but I am exploring a more quiet aspect of that creativity." –Jet Martinez
Calla | Moon- Oversized Hand-Pulled 10-Color Silkscreen Print on 410gsm Somerset Satin Deckled Tub Fine Art Paper by Pop Graffiti Artist Jet Martinez Rare Street Art Limited Edition Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 80 Artwork Size 31x23 "Calla | Moon" represents a stunning intersection of natural beauty and urban artistry, a striking creation by Jet Martinez, an artist celebrated for his work within the pop graffiti scene. This oversized, hand-pulled 10-color silkscreen print showcases Martinez's distinctive use of vibrant colors and bold patterns, which are the signature of his artwork. Released in 2022, the piece is part of a signed and numbered limited edition collection of 80, each print measuring an expansive 31x23 inches, allowing the details and colors to resonate with viewers. Crafted on 410gsm Somerset Satin Deckled Tub Fine Art Paper, the print exudes a tangible luxury, which is further enhanced by its substantial weight and texture. The deckled edges of the paper offer a traditional feel reminiscent of handcrafted art pieces and imbue the work with an additional layer of sophistication. The meticulous process of silkscreen printing, involving the manual layering of each color, ensures that every print is unique, with subtle variations contributing to the piece's individuality. Martinez's choice of the Calla lily as the central motif pays homage to the elegant simplicity and fluid lines characteristic of the Art Nouveau movement, which he modernizes with his graffiti-inspired aesthetic. The use of the moon element within the composition brings a sense of balance and harmony, as well as a touch of the ethereal, contrasting the organic with the cosmic. This duality reflects the artist's ability to blend the natural world with urban cultural expression. This piece of fine art, while deeply rooted in the motifs and messages of street and graffiti art, transcends the traditional boundaries of the genre. It speaks to an audience that appreciates the confluence of classical art principles with the dynamism of contemporary street art. "Calla | Moon" by Jet Martinez is not just an acquisition for collectors but a symbolic statement of the evolving narratives within pop and graffiti art movements, encapsulated in a form that will endure as both art and investment.