15. Robert Brandan Martinez

Categories: 100 Creatives

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

Robert Brandan Martinez by Andrew Almendarez
Robert Brandan Martinez is an artist born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. He graduated in 2011 with BFA in photography from Arizona State University. He splits his time between Arizona and Rio de Janeiro, where he has been working on his most current project since 2010 (which you can help fund through the purchase of any of his limited-edition prints for sale through Modified Arts).

Robert Brandan Martinez
Dog Rocinha
I came to Phoenix with ... Two feet and a heartbeat. I am an Arizona native, I was born in Tempe.

I make art because ... It is an amazing thing to be able to come up with a concept and explore its path and all things involved until the concept has manifested in the physical world. Coming up with concepts and creating makes me happy.

I'm most productive when ... I have espresso in my belly and I'm exploring my curiosities without distractions.

My inspiration wall is full of ... Images and a list of goals.

I've learned the most from ... Doing ... and failing ... then doing again. I learn best by doing. If you feel motivated to do something then do it. Approach the idea with an open mind, take it as a new adventure and have fun exploring that idea. You will be rewarded in one way or another for your dedication and for putting positive energy and love into an idea. Just like a baby.

Robert Brandan Martinez
Rats Nest Rocinha Favela
Good work should always ... I think 'good work' is really a matter of perspective. Everyone enjoys different forms of art, however, when trying to create 'good work,' I feel it's important to create your work honestly, from the heart, the brain, something you see, someone you know, or where ever it may come from. Inspiration for good work is all around us.

The Phoenix creative scene could use more ... Funding for artists and a stronger sense community with the artists. Having community amongst each other enables us to work together as a whole with the purpose of growth and expansion for the Phoenix art scene. We all know that a group of people have a louder voice than a single individual, and so, having more of a sense of community makes it easier to connect with others and helps to share ideas and work with other communities outside of Phoenix.

Robert Brandan Martinez
Girl on Stairs Rocinha Favela
The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

100:Lara Plecas
99. Isaac Caruso
98. Brandon Gore
97. Kelsey Dake
96. Hector Ruiz
95. Caroline Battle
94: Jennifer Campbell
93. Jeff Chabot
92. Tiffiney Yazzie
91. Daniel Germani
90. Irma Sanchez
89. Daniel m. Davis
88. Kirstin Van Cleef
87. Emmett Potter
86. Sarah Hurwitz
85. Christine Cassano
84. Fred Tieken
83. Lindsay Kinkade
82. Ruben Galicia
81. Robert Uribe
80. Heidi Abrahamson
79. Josephine Davis
78. Travis Ladue
77. Taz Loomans
76. Mikey Jackson
75. Alex Empty
74. Joe Ray
73. Carol Roque
72. Daniel Funkhouser
71. Carla Chavarria
70. Hugo Medina
69. Cavin Costello
68. Claire Carter
67. Lindsay Tingstrom
66. Catherine Ruane
65. Christopher Crosby
64. Aaron Johnson
63. Brenda Eden
62. Colton Brock
61. Ernesto Moncada
60. Benjamin Phillips
59. Brad Armstrong
58. Angela Hardison
57. Tyler Quinn
56. Andrew James Benson
55. Charles Anthony Darr
54: Tiffe Fermaint
53. Eric Cox
52. Victor Vasquez
51. John Randall Nelson
50. Lauren Lee
49. Kyle Jordre
48. Julie C. Kent
47. Sean Deckert
46. Niba DelCastillo
45. Joseph Benesh
44. Ashley Harder
43. Dan Vermillion
42. Daniel Shepherd
41. James B. Hunt
40. Lori Fenn
39. Seth Gideon Fainkujen
38. Wayne Rainey
37. Christian Filardo
36. Melissa Cody
35. Jason Rudolph Peña
34. Cindy Iverson
33. Ryan Gentry
32. Sebastien Millon
31. Andrea Beesley
30. Chris Pruitt
29. Robert Diehl
28. Rachel Malloy
27. Jonathan Simon
26. Ann Morton
25. Kim Moody
24. Kevin Flanagan
23. Such and Champ Styles
22. Julia Fournier
21. Rebecca Green
20. Jules Demetrius
19. Averian Chee
18. Sara Cochran
17. Daniel Mills
16. Nina Miller

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