Pow Martinez is a Manila-based interdisciplinary artist. He studied Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines and Painting at the Kalayaan College. He holds degrees in Painting and Visual Communication.
His practice ranges from traditional media such as painting to sound and sculptural installations. Extensively drawing from the tradition of grotesque as well as pop imagery and genre music, Martinez offers eclectic and humorous take on Filipino history, culture, art scene and market as well as phenomena like Pinoy pop culture.
Martinez’ works has been exhibited in the Philippines and internationally (in Germany, France, Thailand, United States and others). Being one of the most promising and prolific young artists in the Philippines, he has received the prestigious Ateneo Art Award in 2010.