Born August 17,1965 in Santo Domingo, is a Pop Surrealism and Lowbrow Art artist and graphic designer.
Strongly influenced by Byzantine art, oriental art and classical art, AJ’s artwork dances between fantasy and imaginary worlds, decorated with elegance and simplicity, and always shrouded in a mystical atmosphere and from where they express themselves subtly in silence. His subjects are rare in the fascinating and mysterious look of their eyes, fragility and sensuality.
The power of the image is the central axis to maintain and protect always surrounded by beauty, majesty and spirituality.
His pieces go through a complex production process which begins with an idea in pencil, to then acquire form through the application of several advanced 3D and 2D design softwares, use of tablets, photographs and traditionally painted textures and then digitized. Once printed, each piece is worked by hand where the final details are refined, including application of traditional mixed media and varnishes, to be finally numbered and signed by the artist.
In 2010 he presented his first exhibition titled: FREAKS! in the millenary Chapel of the Remedies of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo. This first show consisted of 24 original pieces equally developed and printed on high quality archival canvas and very well received by critics and the public.
His second exhibition FREAKS!: Collection 2018 in Centro Mirador Galería and cultural center, curated by Abil Peralta consists of 24 brand new new pieces worked in digital, printed on high archival quality canvas and finally intervened with mixed media.
AJ Martí has been Creative & Art Director in advertising agencies in our country and Central America. His work has earned him national and international recognition. He was chosen winner in 2010 for his logo design proposal for 'The Stan Lee Foundation', the official organization of the ex-creator of Marvel Comics and for which he works as a graphic designer since then.