WELCOME TO MY SITE
My name is Joshua “Xeno” Martinez, and I am simply an artist striving to find my artistic voice in a society that simultaneously promotes and limits self expression. Previously active as a political activist for the fight against homophobia and racism, I want to create awareness about the importance of pride by focusing my artwork on blatant images of homosexuality and the queer community as a whole. By incorporating pop culture references into my artwork, I desire to create a space where being “queer” is the norm; basically taking ownership of a realm of society that is deemed for the straight community.
As a Latino man and a queer individual, I understand the need to recognize our interconnected identities. People are not just simply one thing but rather a multitude of different identifications combined into one individual. Being a gay man, brother, son, uncle, friend, artist, and entrepreneur, I hope that my art can shed light on the need for love and acceptance; not tolerance.
So with that said, welcome to my site. =D