Some artists adopt narcissism at 3 weeks old – not metal artist Andres Martin del Campo. According to his marketing director, Rudy Valenzuela, Andres Martin del Campo, of Guadalajara, Mexico, had to be convinced to even sign his work.
Valenzuela was in East San Diego County attending the three-day Barona Reservation Powwow 2013 and manning a Powwow canopy booth displaying del Campo’s work.
“He got involved in sheet metal in Mexico; started with tin cans. He evolved to, created the style of using resin and metal sculpture” Valenzuela explained. “Andres went to art school in Guadalajara.”
Andres art includes collections on southwestern metal mini paintings and full-size, Adobe Pueblo metal paintings, Native American metal paintings, and modern southwestern metal paintings.
Among those who have snapped up Andres work was a local tribal chairman and Peanut’s cartoonist Charles Schulz’ daughter, Jill Schulz, among many others.
The 43rd annual Barona Powwow provided many activities and the Saturday night men’s Fancy Dance competition provided entertainment and great drumming. Drumming that seemed to set the mood beautifully for viewing del Campo’s art work of majestic, powerful horse heads with manes of twisted sheet metal.
Valenzuela’s office is located in Claremont, California. To learn more about Andres Martin del Campo’s art visit www.iuniqueart.com .
Practice saying “metallic enamel on plasma torch cut, 22g sheet-metal and resin fiberglass” as one of your favorite art forms.