Scape Martinez is a noted and renowned “Urban
Street Artist”, born in Newark, New Jersey. He currently
lives and works as an Artist, Writer, and Educator in the
San Francisco Bay Area.
Scape, born with a rich and colorful imagination
was heavily influenced by his surroundings. He spent much
of his time growing up in an urban environment, where daily
life was and still is for many, sullen and unpromising. With
this unbalanced environment, a young Scape began to search
for ways to escape and express himself. In doing so, he discovered
the art of graffiti, and found himself in what became a very
natural element for him. Through his own personal life experiences,
he began to hone and craft his new found language.
His passion for Street Art quickly grew
and began to manifest into a multitude of talents. He began
to explore different styles and mediums and the exploration
of many ideals gave him something he could identify with
on a very personal level. Today Scape defines this as - "Screaming,
Creative And Positive Energy!" His large scale paintings
combine elements of abstract expressionism and graffiti art.
Over the past few decades, his passion for art has transcended
beyond walls and canvas to include: public art, murals, writing,
and art education.
Scape Martinez is an advocate for art education
for young adults, especially in the areas of self exploration
and creativity. He works with kids of all backgrounds to
help them explore their own language through Graffiti Art.
He executes workshops and presents speaking engagements to
young adults and professionals alike, sharing his unique
perspective on graffiti art and creativity. His insightful,
and thought-provoking lectures inform, inspire, and are equally
uplifting and motivating.
His accomplishments include: A two man showing
with noted New York Graffiti Artist Doze Green. An award
winning public art project incorporating traditional mural
making techniques, elements of Graffiti, and digital imaging,
executed on a very large scale. This work can be found at “The
Roosevelt Community Center”, in San Jose, Ca. Scape
has also executed a graffiti mural at “Stanford University
Student Law Association”, at Stanford, CA. Scape is
the Founder of Real Smart Studios (www.realsmartstudios.com)
His published writings include two highly
acclaimed Graffiti Art books, the first instructional Graffiti
books of their kind, “GRAFF:
the Art and Technique of Graffiti” and “GRAFF
2: Next Level Graffiti Techniques.”
For more information visit www.scapemartinez.com