Internationally known graffiti artist to speak to art students

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Edward “Scape” Martinez is a California-based accomplished multidisciplinary artist and writer who has been involved in graffiti art since the 1980s. He will speak to the Pandemic Art class taught by Debra Scoggin-Myers, senior lecturer in art.

 

CANTON, Mo. — An internationally known graffiti artist will do a brief lesson while speaking to a class of Culver-Stockton College art students at 11 a.m. Wednesday as part of an online conference call.

Edward “Scape” Martinez is a California-based accomplished multidisciplinary artist and writer who has been involved in graffiti art since the 1980s. He has pushed the boundaries of graffiti and street art, bringing his urban style into fine art, public art and the educational arena. He will speak to the Pandemic Art class taught by Debra Scoggin-Myers, senior lecturer in art.

The name “Scape” stands for Screaming Creative And Positive Energy. Martinez lives and works in Newark, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay area.

Martinez’s paintings combine elements of graffiti art and abstract expressionism to create large scale, rhythmic and expressive compositions. He also is an advocate for the arts, frequently doing graffiti orientated workshops and lectures for teenagers and fellow artists and educators interested in understanding graffiti as an art form.

Martinez also has written several books on the art and technique of graffiti, and he has lectured and exhibited in a variety of museums and art magazines. He has created large murals for the Stanford Law School, San Jose City College and the East Palo Alto Mural Arts Project.  He owns and operates Liquid Scape, a street wear clothing line. He has been the assistant art director and lead artist-in-residence for the Children's Shelter of Santa Clara County. 

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