// Born in 1981 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
// Lives and works in Miami, FL

Emilio Martínez’s work comes to life through his persistence of the dream realm—created through the constant repetitive dreams from his childhood memories.

Martínez is a Honduran-born American artist who embraced painting as a means of expression. He was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in 1981. He immigrated with his family to Miami in 1994, where he has resided since.

In his art, he has ongoing contact with the spiritual world through icons, symbols, and texts from an unknown past of ancient primitive indigenous descendants. His work comes to life through the bicultural puzzle, which he decodes. On a daily basis, he uses a sketchbook where he records his obsessions, passions, and fears.

Martínez’s work has been exhibited at the University of Syracuse, the Purvis Young Museum of Art (Miami), the Little Haiti Cultural Center (Miami), and the Instituto Cultural de México (Miami), among others.


Piece in the Exhibit


Emilio Martinez //Nerpomene, 2018, mixed media on paper, 38.5 x 40 inches. (courtesy of the artist)

Emilio Martínez  //  Nerpomene, 2018, mixed media on paper, 38.5 x 40 inches. (courtesy of the artist)


Lámina 67
… represents Nerpomene Goddess of battles.



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