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March 2008

SALON 2008

news Salon 2008 Chicago, IL
Andre Martinez will be attending and exhibiting at Salon in May of this year. This will be the fourth time Andre exhibits at Salon, a gathering and exhibit of the best decorative painters in the world. This year, the theme is Music. For more information about Salon, please visit www.salonforever.com.


Contemporary Trompe L'oeil on exhibit at M.C. Escher Museum (2006)
Painted by Andre Martinez, this piece was created at Salon 2006. It was a bold showing of the application of the traditional trompe l'oeil technique in a contemporary composition; it was the first of its kind. The piece was selected by the Mayor of Den Haag, Holland, to be displayed in the M.C. Escher Museum and was on exhibit for the entire year of 2006 and into 2007. Its unique combination of texture incorporated with real oxidized iron, giving the illusion of rusted metal, gained international notoriety in two publications. Andre's vision is expressed here to bring traditional technique to the next generation of decorative painters.
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