Born in Mexico. Cesar is an established artist whose work has been exhibited widely and is represented in collections throughout Europe and the Americas. His unique creativity is expressed through a wide range of unusual materials – since the 1980’s Martinez has been creating art in gunpowder, dynamite, chocolate, wax, jelly and rubber. He is the author of over 150 art performances and a number of special projects –
El imperdurable mente presente (Temporary Present)
Martínez’s sculptures are automatically pumped with air every 30 seconds and as they inhale the latex bodies inflate to full capacity – the figures transforming themselves from empty heaps of rubber to come alive as life-size figures. Once at full capacity they collapse, breathing out the life giving air and returning slowly to the mysterious dead heaps and the cycle renews and begins again as the cyclical rotation through life’s path.