Jet Martinez has been busy painting a mural on the side of the I. Magnin Building with Athen B. Gallery in Downtown Oakland for the past two weeks. The massive in-progress floral wall is his largest yet. Stop by to see the progress for yourself on 20th St. between Broadway and Telegraph. Stay tuned for a full blog post to learn more about the completed project. Photographs by Athen B. Curator Brock Brake.
Jet Martinez lives and works in Oakland. The floral patterns he has become increasingly known for are inspired by his Mexican heritage. The motifs come from Mexican folk art, Amante paintings, embroidery, pottery, and weaving. Jets paintings and murals have been shown extensively internationally in addition to his Bay Area presence.