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Eddie Martinez's Bufly No. 8, 2024

Eddie Martinez - "Buflies" at the Parrish Art Museum

NY | Water Mill

Date & Time


Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 10:00 AM


Sunday, September 29, 2024 - 05:00 PM



279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976


The Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons, NY, is excited to unveil Eddie Martinez - "Buflies," a captivating exhibition featuring a fresh collection of artworks crafted exclusively for the museum's spacious galleries. Visitors can explore this immersive experience from June 30th to September 29th, delving into the mesmerizing world of Martinez's creativity.

Renowned for his vibrant, daring, and eye-catching paintings, Eddie Martinez has produced seven monumental "Bufly" paintings, each standing an impressive 12 feet tall, making full use of the museum's lofty ceilings. The series, which originated in 2021, was born from a charming mispronunciation of "butterfly" by Martinez's then two-year-old son, Arthur. This personal connection has since become a integral part of the artist's iconography. Martinez begins each piece with a bold black outline, then meticulously layers paint to imbue the "Buflies" with life, saturating the canvases with rich textures and vivid hues. These grand-scale works embody the exuberance and luminosity that define Martinez's artistic style, while also providing an intimate glimpse into the physical exertion required to create them, with some canvases even bearing the imprint of the artist's footwear.

Celebrated for his distinctive, vigorous brushstrokes and the harmonious fusion of figurative and abstract elements, Martinez frequently juxtaposes his shapes and subjects against uniform backdrops, accentuating the urgency of his mark-making. His paintings incorporate an array of media, including oil, enamel, and spray paint, and often feature collaged found objects, adding depth and intrigue to his compositions. "Buflies" at the Parrish Art Museum promises to be a thought-provoking exhibition that showcases Martinez's unparalleled style and groundbreaking approach to art-making, inviting visitors to fully immerse themselves in his imaginative world. This show is an absolute must for anyone passionate about contemporary art that defies conventions and honors the potency of individual expression.


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