Patrick Martinez’s recent works includes what he calls the Po-lice Misconduct Misprint series, a riff on the Pee Chee Folders of the ’70s and ’80s. The paintings evoke a feeling of nostalgia as we think back to our early school days but when examined closely, the viewer realizes that the Los Angeles-based artist has replaced the high school-age students engaged in sports or other activities with images of police brutality and portraits of victims we have all seen in the news.
Some of these works have now been made available as a print edition (run of 30). They are pigment prints on paper, double-sided, signed and numbered on right interior flap, 12 x 9 inches and sold through Charlie James Gallery (contact [email protected] for purchase)
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