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Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II | Sculptures by Ender Martos
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Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II | Sculptures by Ender Martos
Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II | Sculptures by Ender Martos
Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II | Sculptures by Ender Martos
Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II | Sculptures by Ender Martos
Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II | Sculptures by Ender Martos
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Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II | Sculptures by Ender Martos

Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II - Sculptures

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Ender Martos’ works are heavily influenced by his hometown in Venezuela. Living near the Andes Mountains, Martos was exposed early on to a diverse world of bright, invigorating colors, and to the majestic and erratic personality of nature. When we are born into this world our first visual experience is simply stimulated by light and movement. As our eyes develop and become accustomed to the world around us, we begin to see more clearly and to discern the source of the light and the movement. So it is also with the artwork of Ender Martos. Curiosity has made Martos a keen observer and a visual learner with particular attention to detail. One of the keys in the quest for his dialogue is to observe nature. When he contemplates the splendor of dawn or dusk, he sees how light interacts with nature. He sees the movement of reflection created in the dew that lands on a spider web or the optical movement formed when light filters through a bamboo forest. Specific details about these observations have greatly strengthened his optic expression. Invigorating colors and geometric forms are present throughout, inviting the viewer into a new dimension of interpretation. This large-scale site-specific sculpture confronts the viewer with eight large cylinders of brightly colored monofilaments adjacent to a majestic mural that plays with an analogous color scheme. Martos weaves approximately 365 wires individually from the ceiling to the floor in a complicated installation process. Each wire has approximately 2 lbs. of weight from the tension between the wooden cylinders, eight cylinders in total pulling nearly 730 lbs. per cylinder. This sculpture plays with an analogous color scheme between the cylinders and the wall with the intention of setting a vibrant and energetic tone for the workday. The juxtaposition of hues creates a harmonious effect that engages the eye as much as it engages the mind. Martos says, “light interacts with the translucent material, traveling through space and creating a sense of movement appearing to vibrate or even twist with each step. These vibrations relate to the motion created by a corporation that emits traveling waves to carry on its own vision and legacy.” Through his careful and elaborate constructions, Martos does just this with excitingly illusive and kinetic properties.

When we are born into this world our first visual experience is simply stimulated by light and movement. As our eyes develop and become accustomed to the world around us, we begin to see more clearly and to discern the source of the light and the movement. So it is also with the artwork of Ender Martos. As well as discerning these elements of light and movement of his creations, curiosity has been with him since birth. This curiosity has made him a keen observer and a visual learner with particular attention to detail. Curiosity also made him push the limits in the quest for his own artistic dialogue; the key to this dialogue is observing nature. When he contemplates the splendor of dawn or dusk, he sees how light interacts with nature. He sees the movement of reflection created in the dew that lands on a spider web or the optical movement formed when light filters through a bamboo forest. Specific details about these observations have greatly strengthened his optic expression. Invigorating colors and geometric forms are present throughout, inviting the viewer into a new dimension of interpretation. This sculpture confronts the viewer with eight large cylinders of brightly colored monofilaments adjacent to a majestic mural that plays with an analogous color scheme. The juxtaposition of hues creates a harmonious effect that engages the eye as much as it engages the mind. Light interacts with the translucent material, traveling through the space and creating a sense of movement appearing to vibrate or even twist with each step. Through his careful and elaborate constructions, Martos does just this with excitingly illusive and kinetic properties.

Item Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II
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Ender Martos’ work is best known for creating impactful sensory experiences that include optical movement and engage viewers with the boundary and curiosity of human perception. Utilizing a variety of vibrant translucent and reflective materials such as monofilament & colored mirrored Plexiglas, Martos specializes in creating colorful three-dimensional installations to stimulate light-sensitive experiences of optical movement that shift the viewer's perception with every step. Martos’ work is influenced by the Op Art genre that uses optical illusions to give viewers a sense of movement and patterns. Being especially influenced by sculptural norms, his work moves beyond the traditional two-dimensions and instead relocates the graphic lines of his early technical drawing background into visceral, exploding forms in space.

Ender Martos’ work is a direct product of his upbringing in Mérida, Venezuela, a city enveloped by a geometric tectonic formation that was built in the colorful Andes Mountains, where each visual crease and slope is carefully formed by the intentionality of natural forces. His artworks reflect this influence by including precise multi-chromatic lines, shapes, and spaces to create a sacred and meditative visual experience.

Martos’ earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and is currently represented by Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art Gallery in Dallas, TX. He has exhibited in multiple galleries and shows in Chicago, IL, Mexico City & Monterrey, Mexico, Miami, FL, Houston, TX, Marfa, TX, Georgetown, TX and Austin, TX since 2004. His art installations have been commissioned by multiple transnational corporations such as Facebook and he was the regional finalist of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in SCOPE, Miami FL.