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.


The Creative Commons, ArtYard, Frenchtown

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

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

Large Drawings, 836M Gallery, San Francisco

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

Future Imagined, Laney College, Oakland

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