London, United Kingdom–Texas-based artist Mauro C. Martinez, acclaimed for his clever social commentary investigating meme-culture, presents his new solo exhibition The Last Man at Unit London. This unique presentation includes a series of large-scale oil paintings and Martinez’s exciting foray into sculptural work. The Last Man takes an in-depth look at our increased dependence on technology and the internet through a fresh and sympathetic lens post-pandemic. He examines how these devices have enabled and introduced new spaces of identity and community in response to the failure of modern institutions. The title references Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, describing the archetypal passive...
  • Both documentarian and iconoclast, Mauro C. Martinez examines contemporary internet culture through the lens of traditional painting — and vice versa. He aims to make a redemptive case for painting’s continual potency as a historical and anthropological tool — painting is not dead. Martinez studied at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, and his work has been p...

    Both documentarian and iconoclast, Mauro C. Martinez examines contemporary internet culture through the lens of traditional painting — and vice...