Contact, about me and the art process

Would you be interested in visiting my art studio you can contact me at:
Alejandro Martinez Rodriguez
aljguez@gmail.com
m 07946381116
Studio Green House
18 Jew Street
Brighton BN1 1UT
United Kingdom

I am an trained architect by the Universidad de Sevilla, born in Granada, Spain in 1973. I August 1999 I moved to London where I worked for Rick Mather’s Architects and MSMR architects. In 2011 I moved to Brighton and worked for archangels ARCHITECTS until July 2019. I am a member of Studio Green House Art Cooperative. In this artistic and social environment I have found encouragement and the correct attitude to arts to tackle larger and more complex pieces and find my artistic expression.

THE PROCESS.

Every year I plan ahead new artwork. I work from my own photographs I take from long walks to the countryside, along sea or in towns. Artwork from other artists are always present from inception for my pieces, even when I go for walk I try to find the exact location for other artists; paitings and drawings. From Samuel Palmer, William Blake, John Piper, Eric Ravilous, John Minton, Paul Nash, David Hockney…

At the art studio I produce a line ink drawing with fine liner pens, as fine as 0.05 mm. These base drawings are drawn separately in A3 sheets, sometimes up to five consecutive formats near three metres long.

The drawing is scanned and colour is added digitally. They are printed by a professional printers near me. I often go through a series of artist proofs before I am satisfied with the final print.

Firle From Glynde Print
Firle from Glynde. A celebration of the countryside, the beautiful Southdowns Natural Park, with its soothing and inviting presence. Print size 1240 x 305 mm from £180. Last summer I went for a walk from Lewes to Glynde. I visited 12th C. St Peters Church at Firle and stared for hours at the fantastic John Piper’s ‘Tree of Life’ stained window, with its vibrant colours that has influenced this work. Also springs to my mind the lovely poem by D. H. Davis ‘Leisure’ written back in 1912 but that is so relevant these days. quoted ‘What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass….’

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