César Martinez 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 – of note is “Piedad Entubada, amplified visual ecology”, 2002 which consisted of painting the piped area of the Piedad River in Mexico City with water motifs along a length of 8 kilometers. Born in 1962 in Mexico City, Martínez studied at La Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda in Mexico and received his doctorate from la Universidada de Castilla la Mancha in Spain. He currently lives and works in Madrid.