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André Martínez Reed




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Voyage To India - Oil on Canvas - 48x48




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Reunion Of Souls - Oil On Canvas - 48 x 60
 

"When we make the mistake of thinking that the primitive mind is governed solely by organic and economic needs, 

we forget that he levels the same reproach at us, and to him, his desire for knowledge seems more balanced than ours."
Claude Lévi-Strauss




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My Roots Run Deep In NYC | Oil on canvas, 48"x 60"

"I was born in Downtown Brooklyn a melting pot in those days.
Each neighborhood had its own culture and set of rules. Above all, they each had a rhythm and beat.
It was an excellent place for a planetary citizen like myself to be born, live, thrive and raise a family. 
A smorgasbord of language, music, cuisine, and customs to enjoy, it was a priceless learning experience."

André Martinez Reed 



Art encounters of a far-reaching kind…


I do not doubt interiors have their interiors, and exteriors have their exteriors,

and that the eyesight has another eyesight, and the hearing another hearing, and the voice another voice.” Walt Whitman

 

This quote by Walt Whitman seems to encapsulate the dimensionality of the creative spirit of my friend, Andre Martinez Reed. 

 

My first encounter with Andre Martinez Reed was at the Henry Gregg Gallery, which he owned and curated. The power and diversity of works on exhibit were quick to spark a lively interchange. It was immediately apparent that the works exhibited were, in a sense, reflections of Andre’s keen, discerning, and often spiritual sensibility.

As my relationship with Andre deepened, I realized he was truly an artist accomplished in several diverse art forms. His rich background as a composer, and drummer, working with legendary Cecil Taylor and other jazz greats, coalesced with his abstraction in visual art. 

As a photographer, in addition to exhibiting in his gallery, I was fortunate enough to photograph a selection from the treasure trove of Andre’s paintings. 

The colors flow, the forms lay rhythmically on the canvas and dance almost as a jazz drum beats-one art form flowing in syncopation into another, often surrendering to the spirit beneath the paint, waiting to appear... 

This collection of images, coming together in a book, will provide sustaining victuals for a searching artistic soul.


Anthony Almeida, Photographer


Chairman of Photography Initiatives, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.






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2018   Salmagundi Club Award, Spring Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY; Juror, Andre Martinez Reed



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Award Presentation Ceremonies








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Whitney Museum Open Plan 2016

https://whitney.org/Events/ListeningSessionAndreMartinez
https://burningambulance.com/2015/03/23/cecil-taylor-in-1983/






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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Em9s2W8tQQ




Capturing The Invisible - The Photography of André Martinez Reed

New book to debut next year sometime in the fall feautring over 200 photos.


Look Again

"Using the camera to illustratethe presence of the para normal, the spiritual, Martinez shot seemingly mundane, unremarkable scenes ofhouse furnishings stirring in normal light using no more than a simple lens and film. The images caught aresurreal, suggesting, isolating, a spirit presence.This exhibition is designed to create an atmosphere of spiritual  dialog between painter, subject and visitor.
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can easily extend as a long journey, a metaphysical voyage. All one need do, as I have done, is look, look again."
Moe Seager






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Virtual Man - ©2020




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Red Hook - ©2020




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Mystery of Incandescence #2 ©2020






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Out Of Reach - ©2020




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"I believe, to understand the workings of the Spirits roaming the Universe, one must first become aware of its existence. Once one does, it is only a matter of stepping through the door. One cannot look back as one explores one's subtle surroundings and realize the wonder of all the infinite possibilities that exist around us. As an artist, one need not labor to capture the unexplained in a photograph, music or painting. With one's openness of mind, the result will make the presence of Spirit known and felt in the works that will become a living entity if true.
André Martinez Reed





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The Cecil Taylor Unit - Live In Willisau
( Double Vinyl Album - Nicaragua No Paseran)
Cecil Taylor - Piano, Jimmy Lyons - Alto Saxe, William Parker - Bass, Rashid Bakr - Drums, André Martinez Reed - Drums-Percussion
 https://soundcloud.com/ndrartinez/sets/cecil-taylor-unit







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https://soundcloud.com/ndrartinez/cecil-taylor-unit-live-in-berlin-philharmonic?in=ndrartinez/sets/cecil-taylor-unit

Live In Paris 
Cecil Taylor Orchestra of Two Continents - Winged Serpent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Em9s2W8tQQ

Orchestra: Cecil Taylor - Piano, Jimmy Lyons - Alto Sax, William Parker - Contra Bass, André Martinez  - Drums & Percussion, Frank Wright - Tenor Sax, Karen Borca - Bassoon

Gunter Hampel - Sax, John Tchai - Sax, Tomaso Stanko - Trumpet





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Earth People - Live at the ShapeShifter Lab - Brooklyn, NY
Jason Candler, Doug Principato, Mark Hennen, Karen Borca, Gunter Hampel,
Danny Carter, On Davis,
Tomaso Ulrich, DJ Firehorse, Jimmy Cruiz, Elliot Levine, Brian Groder,
Ricardo Solis, Rosie Hertlien, Chris Forbes, 
Francois Grillot, Andre Martinez Reed 

https://soundcloud.com/ndrartinez/earth-people-live-2016-excerpt-america-in-crisis-unmixed-version

http://earthpeople.tv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7gU06UU4p4







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Karen Borca - Conducts The Music of Cecil Taylor - 2019 at Brooklyn College with Orchestra
Musicians: Karen Borca, basson , Evie Ward, voice/poetry, Michelle Yom, flute, Pawan Benjamin, sax and bansuri flute,
Ras Moshe Burnett, woodwinds, Elliott Levin, woodwinds, Charles Sharp, woodwinds, Elizabeth Newton, alto sax, 
Bobby Zankel, alto sax, Dario Fariello, sax, Paolo Rossi, tenor sax, Scott Currie, alto/baritone sax, 
Ben Zucker, trumpet/vibraphones, Juian Velasco, vibraphones, Anthony Caulkins, guitar, Rafel Goncalves, guitar,
 Dominic Lash, double bass, Gahlord Dewald, double bass, Jeff Schwartz, double bass, Ashlae BlÅ«me, accordion

Mark Micchelli, piano, André Martinez Reed - drums







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Yes, Exactly, Yes! - Live in Red Hook - Brooklyn, NY
Justin Frankel - Guitar/Bass/ Sax/ Vocals, Andy Omel - Guitar/Bass, André Martinez Reed - Drums
with Sarai Moore and Cory Choy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfYuKqWMie4&list=PLVpS2zufKfv4orIfG9B1vnxDwMd9-f-cK&index=21
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=descdY-8giU&list=PLVpS2zufKfv4orIfG9B1vnxDwMd9-f-cK&index=15   
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVdB-xIsUGk&list=PLVpS2zufKfv4orIfG9B1vnxDwMd9-f-cK&index=16
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoswHLA1000&list=PLVpS2zufKfv4orIfG9B1vnxDwMd9-f-cK&index=17






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The Original Pie De Boi 
Performing at the Mudd Club in NYC
Gilhermé Franco, Andre Martinez, Jessie Miranda, Alyrio Lima, Ricardo Torres, Duduka Da Fonseca, Jimmy Cruiz, Ciro Baptista,
Marcio Sapeo and others. I am the one wearing straw hat.
Can be heard performing on this track below.
Chanting exchange between Gilhermé & André after samba part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbZXqjJrkXI




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"When art flows effortlessly in motion, everything becomes a visible force with an energy that can only come from its creator. That oneself genuinely understands and then shares the experience with others. 
Ricardo Solis



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Where There Is Darkness
We Must Shine Light!







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In my language, the word for miracle, zázrak, describes something that lies beyond the visible world, out of sight. It is the essence that, for millennia, we have tried to ever so gingerly explore through the one and only project, which is simply called art and which has managed to retain its deep shamanic meaning in the face of an art industry that spews out plastic amulets by the billions. If we let ourselves be carried away and pass through one André Martinez Reed’s portals, we find ourselves in a remarkable rainbow world somewhere between reality and abstraction, a world familiar enough for us to consider our own but also mysterious enough to entice us and draw us into its own unique order.

Igor Malijevsky´ 
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 The Intrusion

   The Vanished Minds

A Ritual for Symphony

The Various Shades of Grey

   The Dark Side Of The City

In The Shadows

The Forgotten Sides

   A Gathering of Angels

Lazarus Rising


André Martinez Reed © 4/25/2020





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Creations Beauty

 

Whatever you create, create with an intent to please a higher power.

Create with pureness and integrity.

Create with patience and endurance through all phases of life.

In times of strife, search for the meaning of the lesson behind the chaos.

When life returns to normalcy, never forget what is in control of all.

Whatever your art may be, reflect all phases, but never forget to strive.

Strive in pleasing the beauty, the peace, and the intent found in art in its rawest form.

Aiming to please the ruler of all.

 

All thanks be to God.


Lauren Martinez©2020




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Day # 1 - The Corona Series - On Going


I Decided To Go Out This Morning And Shoot Some Photos. As We All Try To Keep Our Sanity In This Time Of Crisis On 4/21/2020.

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In The Forest

A Most Magical Occurrence

   The Kallawaya Medicine Man

A Spotlight in The Dark

André Martinez Reed ©4/22/2020




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Beyond The Abstract
The Silent Sounds
Searching For Air
Spirits And Ancestors
 Leap Into The Void
No Borders

André Martinez Reed © 4/25/2020




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Dispersive Prisms
Wondering Where You Been
Dinner, Drinks and Conversation
Feed The Birds
Build The Garden
Welcome The Bee’s

André Martinez Reed © 4/28/2020




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The Great Awakening
A Cloak Of Disguises
Ghosts Are Everywhere
While Millions Suffer And Scramble
World Wide
 No Where To Hide!
 Peace On Earth
When?
André Martinez Reed©5/2/2020



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Everywhere I Go Now
No Matter Where
I Worry About The Bubbles!
André Martinez Reed©5/9/2020



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As Some Take Heed To The Reality Of Things
In The Present!
Others Feel The Restraint
Like Wild Horses In A Stable
Longing To Run Free!
Have They Let Thier Guards Down
Too Soon
Where Is Wildfire?
André Martinez Reed©5/4/2020





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Thinking Of The Mothers On Earth Today!
Where Have
 All The Great Leaders Of Today
 Led Us?
The Hopi Elders Have Always Believed
That The Leaders Should Be Concerned 
For The Next Seven Generations To Come!
To Learn About Life
Plant A Tree
Look At The Community That Lives Around That Tree
The Ants, The Birds, The Snakes, The Flowers, The Animals, etc.
Follow The Sick Animal In The Forest
He Will Lead You To The Medicine!
 Have We Fallen Way, Way, Way Behind?
Growing Tired Of Paying For Things That Were Designed To Break
Longing For Built To Last The Old Fashion Way
In A Disposible World!
André Martinez Reed ©5/5/2020




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Pondering
Thinking And Rethinking
How, When and Why?
Over And Over Again!
Questioning and Questioning Everything Around Me!
 I Look Towards The Sky
Then Ask Myself
What Is Going On?
Above Me Right Now!

André Martinez Reed © 5/8/2020





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Why The Ghosting Of The Possible Truth
Who Is Trying To Hide It
For What Reason?
I Stopped Watching Regular TV Almost Forty Years Ago
I Could No Longer Handle The Commercials Any Longer!
The Pharmacuetical Ads
Made Me Feel Sick!
Went To See A Friend After A Long Time
He Had The News On
Within Fifteen Minutes 
I Wanted To Run For My Life
"This Is Insane!!!!"
As Crazy Eddie's Use to Say

André Martinez Reed - ©5/9/2020






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Indivisible With Liberty And Justice For All
Oil on Canvas

As I Travel Across The Land

Everything  Suddenly Looks The Same
Not Sure Where I Am Anymore
Why?
 What Happened To
The University Of Diversity?

André Martinez Reed© 5/6/2020







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Stop!
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Stop, Stop, Stop!
Is This The Point Of No Return?
André Martinez Reed © 5/11/2020




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When The Sky Speaks
I Listen!
André Martinez Reed© 5/12/2020





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Goya - A Haunting Moment In Time - Oil On Canvas 60 x 60




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In A Senseless World Gone Mad!
With Distorted Values!
It Makes Me Reflect On What Is Truly Priceless
Love!
André Martinez Reed ©5/14/2020

RIP Jimmy Cruiz



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"Do we truly believe we are greater or mightier than the ground upon we stand, or the sky above with its galaxies and constellations. 

Are we what illuminates the moon, or brings the sun to set." 

Lauren Martinez ©5/18/20





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The Stroll

I DECIDED TO TAKE A STROLL IN THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD AND CAME ACROSS A CHURCH

I KNEW FROM CHILDHOOD.

I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT'S DOORS ARE STILL CLOSED TO ALL FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY.

I GUESS IT'S A LANDMARK.

I LOOK ACROSS THE STREET AND SEE ANOTHER IN DIRE STRAIGHTS.

I HEAR A VOICE TELL ME.

YES, MY SON, THEY HAVE BEEN CLOSING CHURCHES OF ALL DENOMINATIONS ALL ACROSS THE CITY!

SOME TORN DOWN TO MAKE SPACE FOR CONDOS AND OTHERS CONVERTED TO CONDOS.

TELL ME, WHERE DO I GO NOW.

FOR PEACE AND REFLECTION.

IN A WORLD IN CRISIS!

FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL!

André Martinez Reed © 5/17/202


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Reflections

Be reflections of my mercy, be deliverers of grace to one another.

Make use of time for thought and contemplation of a knowledge that's never-ending.

Dip yourselves in the illumination of truth.

Simplify the complications of thought patterns and feel the quiet, steady beat of the heart.

Inhale the oxygen of pureness and exhale the chaos that stirs in one's core.

Feel the echoes of the wind, and the cleansing of the rain.

As you gaze at the stars, feel my presence.

It surmounts around you and abounds above and below you.


Lauren Martinez ©5/15/2020






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 Tinkerbell - Oil on Canvas 







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A Love Supreme -
Oil On Canvas - Detail - 60 x 72
Homage To Rembrandt





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             Jerusalem - Oil On Canvas 48 x 60

 


"There was knowledge of an ancient kind left behind for those who seek, exemplary beings of piety and wisdom.
In a world where idols has become paramount there are few who truly deserve to be sought.
And yet the very lesson was never to be idolized but an example for living gracefully."

Lauren Martinez ©5/20/2020



I Always Believed Every Baby Born On Earth.

Since The Beginning Of Time.

Speaks The Same Language At Birth.

I Believe Everyone On Earth Since The Beginning Of Time.

Has A Word In Thier Language To Describe The Sun.

Most Also Have A Word To Describe Their God Or Gods.

What Can Be Wrong With That?

Variety Was Part Of The Master Plan!

And Was Designed That Way

By????

So, Why Is There, So Some Much Chaos!

Created By Us On Earth!


André Martinez Reed © 5/19/2020


https://soundcloud.com/ndrartinez/song-for-seekers-vibes-a-fit






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Portrait - Daisy Reed Gallegos -  My Grandma -
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Portrait Of Jimmy Cruiz -
Oil On Canvas -  60 x 60 
A Work In Progress




These are emotional times for everyone on earth living today.

Today I am thinking and reflecting on the life of my dear friend Jimmy Cruiz, who lost his battle with the Coronavirus.

I knew Jimmy for over forty years, and we shared many adventures in living life to the fullest together.

Not only a great person who was loved by everyone, but also one of the most incredible musicians and spirit I have ever known.

Two of my greatest inspirations.

Rembrandt always said that the character of a person is etched in their face and can fool no painter.

Yousuf Karsh was more interested in the soul of the person than in their appearance.

I will do my best to keep his spirit and to keep his light burning bright!

A Man Of True Character and Integrity!






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Dancing With Destiny - Oil On Canvas






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The Rhumba To Save The Plantains!
La Naturaleza Esta Llorando







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The Send Off 





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 Abstract Readings - Series 1





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Beyond the Abstract 
In A World Of Pinnocchios!









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Thinking Of Flying!






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A Day Of Reflection




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Pondering

   




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Turmoil In The Amazona



 

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Not By Coincidence





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Longing To Get Lost In The Crowd





 
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The Experience - Pencil Drawing - Raphael Leonardo Black



RIP  Raphael Leonardo Black

It was an honor to know you and to exhibit your work at my gallery.


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