Paulino Martin

Born 1968, Mexico
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 2003

Paulino has a congenial aura and a generous attitude with his peers in the studio that ultimately spills over into his artwork. The ethereal, floating heads and figures he draws usually wear smiles, but even when they appear to be more abstract or expressionless, Paulino’s inherent optimism still comes across. Opting for a rainbow or multi-colored palette, horizontal bands of hues fill his page, sometimes offering a glimpse of the graphite sketch beneath. In his textile pieces, Paulino skillfully embroiders clothing with his familiar vibrant rainbow palette to create couture looks that have been modeled on the Creative Growth runway at the last three Beyond Trend events. With a suave, Humphrey Bogart-like charm, Paulino is also a natural actor and enjoys playing roles in the short films produced by the Creative Growth Digital Media Lab.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
The Creative Commons, ArtYard, Frenchtown

2018
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris
Visual Oasis: Works from Creative Growth, Carson City
Art is for Everyone, Telegraph Hill Gallery, San Francisco

2017
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2016
Large Drawings, 836M Gallery, San Francisco

2015
Vis-à-vis, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, curated by Michael Mahalchick

2012
Future Imagined, Laney College, Oakland

2011
Creative Growth Pop-up Shop, Screaming Mimi’s, New York