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February 20, 2013

Matchbook Paintings

These images will make you look twice, and maybe two more times after that. Joseph Martinez paints inside matchbooks with such precision and patience you wont believe it until you watch the video for yourself. The art is often times smaller than the size of a dime.

I can't imagine anything more fascinating than seeing these matchbook paintings in person. Fortunately, those of you in San Francisco will have the opportunity at his upcoming show, A Little Piece of the Bay.

Scroll down, and you'll be asking yourself again and again how he's achieving such depth, shadows and detail.


scobot Posted Feb 21, 2013
Wow indeed. Talent is talent, so I imagine his "large" paintings look just as fantastic.

Duncan Geoffrey Hewitt
Duncan Geoffrey Hewitt Posted Feb 22, 2013
really amazing!

Junkyard Sam
Junkyard Sam Posted Sep 25, 2015
WOW! He's an artist with supermega DPI!!! I wonder how he keeps his hands so steady.


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