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Leslie Martinez

Born in 1985, McAllen, United States

Lives and works in Dallas, United States


Leslie Martinez creates textured canvases, abstract in gradient multicolour, that explore the similarities between queerness and the South Texas-Mexico border. Their unique use of colour symbolises the power of abstraction in radical imagination, with the texture coming from the artist's zero-waste ethos: the canvas’ surface is created through the use of cast-off materials such as rugs, shirts and bits of previously failed artworks. Such recycling is reminist of life in the borderlands, one of p...Read more