Sergio Martinez was born in Concepcion, Chile in 1966. He is a self-made artist who began to develop his artistic talents at a very early age.
In the first steps of Sergio's art production, he identifies his technique as descriptive realism. During this stage, his works showed a special command of drawing and form, as well as a pure and elegant handling of color. His main theme during this period was landscapes.
In the early 90's, he focused on the human figure, especially nudes, which proved to be his most important theme during that period.
By the end of the 90's, we find Sergio breaking with his artistic academism, abandoning his pre-Raphael resemblance. This change allowed new forms of interpretation to appear in his work. Having discovered the great qualities of oil he began to work almost exclusively in that medium. He also changed the texture of the canvases for his works; the original soft and light cotton canvases were replaced by linen. His most important evolution, however, took place at the heart of his work, inside himself. This resulted in his moving away from the strict details of drawing, form and color, toward images created by a softness of handling, mood and composition.
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