Scape Martinez, born Edward Martinez in Newark, New Jersey and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a contemporary artist and writer known for his abstract paintings and his graffiti art. He began his graffiti career in the Bay Area in the late 1980s and in the late1990s, transitioning to studio abstract expressionism and graffiti-style large-scale art using spray paint and acrylics. His name Scape stands for Screaming Creative And Positive Energy, the theme he wants his art to always revolve around. Scape has a deep commitment to East Palo Alto, where he taught for over a decade. He has served as Artist in Residence with the Mural Music & Arts Project and has worked with the City of East Palo Alto and others on the production of community-based murals and installations. Scapeâ€™s pieces can be seen at EPAâ€™s Bell Street Park and Jack Farrell Park, as well as in schools and organizations such as East Palo Alto Academy, Live in Peace, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Scape is also responsible for a LEED award winning public art project at San Joseâ€™s Roosevelt Community Center, incorporating traditional mural making techniques, elements of Graffiti Art, and digital imaging. His published writings include four highly acclaimed Graffiti Art books, the first instructional Graffiti books of their kind. Martinez's art has been showcased in the Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Look book, Donna Karen's 'Her Time is now' exhibit in New York City, and the Brighton Fringe festival in London. He currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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