Dylan Martinez’s artwork explores the boundaries of human perception through the manipulation of light, space, and the physical properties of glass. Martinez’s latest body of work explores techniques in which the viewer is presented with objects which trick the eye, trompe l’oeil. The reflective and refractive properties of glass in their configurations fracture light in dynamic styles, allowing the viewer a moment of playful exploration with the work.
Martinez earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Glass at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He has studied with master craftsmen across the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, Martinez completed a month-long residency working with Venetian glass masters in Murano, Italy. His sculptures are highly sought after and has exhibited in the United States, Italy, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Taiwan, and Singapore. His artwork has been featured in several publications such as Elle Decoration UK, American Craft Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, and Aesthetica Magazine, amongst others.