Jamie Martinez’s Triangulism “I’m having trouble cutting this ballerina” opening at Orchard Windows Gallery
another very successful opening for Jamie Martinez at Orchard Windows Gallery for “I’m having trouble cutting this ballerina”. This is Jamie’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The collection consisted of eight paintings of this gorgeous ballerina, who took over 500 photos at Jamie’s studio, and then, he handpicked 8 of the best poses to become paintings. The most intriguing part of the collection is how he broke the painting into triangles (The technique is called Triangulism); which is what he is known for. Triangulism deconstructs the image by using geometric triangles, and by process of elimination, only its core triangles are left to show its true meaning, form and structure. He believes that everything in life is part of a three point system: beginning, middle, and end. The triangles give the paintings a bit more contrast because the ballerina is so soft, gentle and flexible; while the triangles are stiff, sharp, and give the painting a lot of structure. He also showed two large framed story boards of his photographs; which are a mixture of street and Polaroid inspired photography. The Gallery was pretty packed and it seemed like everyone was having a really good time. The show was curated by Dino Eli who did a fantastic job in pulling the idea and collection together. Also, the reason Jamie called the show “I’m having trouble cutting this ballerina” is because he was having trouble breaking (He uses the word cutting) the ballerina into triangles. After months of work, he solved the problem by breaking almost all the painting into triangles, which he had never done before. The show runs from September 30th to October 9th at Orchard Windows Gallery and it’s worth taking a look at because it’s something different. Orchard Windows Gallery is located on 37 Orchard Street NYC.
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