February 6, 1994 |
"I am an extreme person," asserts Daniel J. Martinez. Not missing a beat, he adds, "If I hadn't been an artist, I would have been a terrorist." And maybe he would. Certainly the Los Angeles-based artist takes himself and his artwork seriously enough for the role. Like an uncompromising guerrilla bent on justice at any cost, Martinez is mad and wants everybody to know it. Without apology, he manipulates aesthetics and mixes mediums to make a social or political point.
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January 13, 2005 |
Maureen Martinez was frantic when she called her husband on her cellphone Monday night, telling him that her car had stalled on a submerged road in Highland. She was four months' pregnant and worried she could not wade out of the surging swells. Daniel Martinez said that at the couple's home, he called 911 and then decided to venture into the rainstorm to help. Before he could get out the door, Maureen called back. "She said, 'Hurry! Things are getting worse,' " he recalled Wednesday.
June 24, 1991 |
Daniel Martinez took the lead at about the halfway point and won the San Francisco Marathon by almost a minute over veteran Bill Donakowski. Lesley Lehane won the women's title by an even bigger margin. Martinez, 29, from South Pasadena, was timed in 2 hours 15.31 minutes. Lehane, 28, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., won in 2:35.33.
May 22, 1987 |
An exhibition of new work by multimedia artist Daniel Martinez titled "The Human Condition" suggests that the artist sees said condition as being primitive at best. Martinez creates slightly less than life-size figures out of colored concrete, then positions them in tableaux of naked aggression to make the point that it's a dog-eat-dog world, and sometimes the dogs will eat you when they're not even hungry.
March 25, 1992 |
"I've been waiting for the '90s my whole life!" Artist Daniel Martinez paced the floor excitedly as he voiced his passionate beliefs about art and society during an "Art Forum" lecture at Rancho Santiago College on Monday. "The time to act is now! . . . I have a palette of media: painting, holograms, sculpture, film, video, installation, performance, collaborative work--all that was my training to be ready for the '90s."
November 13, 1990 |
The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is scheduled to decide today whether a bus shelter poster depicting an upside-down and backward American flag is art. The words "Ignore Dominant Culture, They Kill In Cold Blood Behind Closed Doors" are printed in bright yellow letters over the turned-around flag. The four-color, computer-generated image by multi-media artist Daniel J. Martinez, funded by a $7,000 Cultural Affairs Department grant, was to have gone up Nov.