Marthalicia Matarrita bio

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New York, New York, United States
Biography Marthalicia Matarrita Born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Marthalicia has many art disciplines such as drawing, sculpting, painting and creating large murals and is always expanding in new mediums. Current area of art dialogue is based on educating the harmony between animals and humans, in many unique presentations. Marthalicia early stages: Sharng "black books" graffitti art journals as well as comic books were her past time. Encouraged by faith to persue the art form, Marthalicia entered La Guardia High School of Performance and the Arts, and upon graduating high school, she enlisted in the Army National Guard. She enrolled in S.U.N.Y. New Paltz for B.F.A. in Fine Arts. Her art resume further in her new art journey "Live Art Performance" Today, Marthalicia has broaden her art experiences to many difference avenues in art venues, and oppourtunites where she builds with her community and others.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

RE- CAP...BONDFIRE LADIES NIGHT !!! photo by Laurie Marklewics

Thanks to Laurie Markiewicz a dynamic lady of LOVE..... who.fights for understanding and for Autism.. She was able to P R O V I D E  two skate board decks so that can paint Live that night! and because of her love  for the art, I was able to sell one. .

During the night at BONFIRE at the Bowery, Laurie was able to capture some  images, that I will soon post.. take a glimpse for the night with this Only exclusive photo taken by TASTY KEISH.. during that special, Lades night...

I was only able to sell one skate board to Dramatic Dyalekt ( the one on the right), ... and the other was a THANK YOU to Conscious...( the one on the left)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Queen's Frida - DIPTYCH PART 2" by Gigi Bio

                         Frida Khalo was a dynamic, female, Mexican ( Latina ), painter. I admire her so dearly that I have a few versions of my own being her in this contemporary life style; with the help and vision of the master photographer Gigi Bio. Pleace place some time and see her work in the following link.


Monday, June 28, 2010

My dad is a LOVING recovery, turng 70 years old.... and Wesly Painting Live at CAMARADAS

I have know my dad to be a " STRONG CHARACTER", and what I remember and what I have gotten from him while growing was a lot of confusion. I mean it in the most humble way.

I know him to have a strong temper, an to have been a heavy alcoholic, and although he was in our lives, he was pretty much NOT THERE... physically.

His work was everything to him, (well the meaning of WORKING meant alot to him), which made it impossible for us all to relate to him. There were so many weird feelings growing up not seeing him, and more so for his actions as made us go through absurd loops in life, in getting us a proper home, and other hurtful denial things he wouldn't mention. I looked up to him now more so, because he has come to terms with himself, and is trying very hard to say " I am sorry" and through us is he living life again, the way pure love should be. So these two clips are a moment of joy for me, because he never really liked any one filming hm or asking hm any question regarding to him and his personal journey, and because he means the world to me, I dedicate this blog to you DAD! with all the ounce of my body, I thank you so much for trying now to be apart with us, your family! Thank you Papo

and towards the evening, my son and I crashed into a Live Art Performance that my brother Jorge was featured. I was there for support, and I wanted to take a back seat and enjoy my brothers SUNSHINE! , but my dear Nelson HOST Santiago, another close friend of mine requested that I paint something on his blue canvas... I did, and guess what Wesly joined in, and enjoyed every minute of it, as he danced his thoughts away on to that canvas...
here's a little clip of that night

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Selling my paintings, to get a new camera and to help pay to edit a film, called: "THE ARTIST PROCESS"

Hello friends, I am posting this new blog in the hopes to SELL these paintings. All of these paintings were created at Live art event showcase. I am Selling these paintings to raise money for two major things.

1.To get a new camera for an ongoing film/series art project all throughout the boroughs

2. To get help from an editor to make the film possible.

if your interested in any or these works you can reply back to me. The prices ranges from
 $150.00 - $300.00

Email me here for prices and or pick up.... Trusly appreciate your kinda support!

1. Environmental Escape.


3. The Bowery Poetry Club Solider

4. Born With It

5. the beauty of Life and Death

6. Reading verse TV

7. REST IN PEACE ......Michael Jackson.....

8. Talib Kweli

9. HEX, the musican

10. ALI

11. Little girl read

12. Blue Mother and Child w/ red heart

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recycling Old Paintings to make NEW ones...

Recycling old paintings to make new ones at Live Art Events.

I am not asking for anything, I am writing for you all to understand my point of view. At the age of 14  truly understood that painting was something I want to pursue. I was super lucky to be accepted at the High school named : LaGuardia High School of Performance and the Visual Arts, in New York City . All I knew then was that it has saved me from the abnormal family life style that I called normal.. and that I was misunderstood often by my behavior. *Trust me, my behavior wasn't that drastic, I was just not expose to many things that I found that others took for granted. such as, buying clothes, hanging out with friends, eating quality time with family etc etc...

High school finsihed, and I had to enroll to college. Just didn't know how to? When I entered College, State University of New Paltz, I got a scholarship. I actually thought it was for the entire 4 year stay, but it was for one semester. Thus I gravitated to the enter the armed forces. I made such a pursue for the arts that I joined the Army National Guard to get me further to the arts, in the most useful way possible, in an era that WAR wasn't as crucial as we see it now. The President Clinton Era. I got the G.I.Bill..

The realm of my understanding of art, then and now:
From high school I was TAUGHT, that we as people must learn from the past to learn where we are in this WHOLE picture called life. I took that to the heart. I also learned that If I don't paint, I do naturally feel very uncomfortable with life, and myself. I feel absent, and feel like a drone. I have worked part time since the age of 15 years old, and I remember being also in school doing art as well. Everything balanced itself. But to explain the NEED to make art, I simply can not explain in words... must paint... or do something creative.

On 2007 the LIVE ART scene has presented itself to me, channeling my need to paint. I had no clue what it was? what or how would this affect me. I did a few at local bars here and there, and the mood was a cozy one. Family and friends attended these cute venues, with ton of LOVE for me and my brothers. These events then began to grow into large one,where a lot more people, and more talent and showcasing to a lever that I didn't imagine.

I was blown away when Art Battles presented itself as one of these special venues where Art is held high, and the joy of witnessing these art evolving within a strict time line, had sharpened the artist intend and sure did mine.

From 2007 til now, the growing demand for these venues, where artist paint "LIVE" at these many different events, fundraisers, functions, support and encouragements for awareness in partnership with current art movements in these places, has made it a bit strenuous for us as well.
             I will explain: Painting in general is always a thrilling experience, the music and the people, both in the events and those that are the audiences, make the experience a memorable one as well as a profitable one. Profitable for either the people holding these events and maybe the artist.... As the events gets more borderline running along side the entertainment stream, where "well know" musical artist, or any one of popularity/celebrity are in the same facility, the Live Art performer arnt compensated equality. Ok ok, I am not on TV, and not famous. I'm not shooting for that either, I just love paining. But there comes a time where the efforts to be "understood for our work" needed to be paid close attention to. I give so much respects for the Live Art performers such as myself, because there are many things we go through before we get to a venue. As equally important are the musicians that BRING in the people.

I place this into perspectives: 1.) The cost to purchase canvas for each show. 2.)The cost for paints used and to replenish new paints. 3.)Transportation. Why is it an MC, or a DJ get a flat fee given to them by requesting them, not be the same in consideration painter?

I will be honest, I get requested to paint live all the time, and I love it! I love painting and sharing the time with others that do appreciate my art. I do love painting. But I dont get nothing in return to keep me going. I am now looking over my old paintings and I am in a place where art must go on. I am now currently painting on my old paintings to continue my love for creating. And it isn't bothering me a bit.

The following are just a few out of many works of art that I have already painted over, and have created other art over it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I am one out of 4 DYNAMIC painters that will be Painting Live for ART BATTLES July 3, Brooklyn Museum: "15 minutes of Fame"

July 3rd ArtBattles presents 15 minutes of Fame at the Brooklyn Museum


Concep   ///   Marthalicia  ///     Lexi Bella  ///      Zito

DJ's - Boogie Brothers
Anthony Avatar-


Greg Leveto

Producers: Sean Bono  &  Jess Kantor

Maddy Dietrich

The event:
5:30 Load In - Canvas dropcloths easels paint buckets brushes staff artists and djs

6pm Set up - Stage setting sound check etc.

7pm Introduction- of the artbattles today's theme (Theme = American Icons) materials only Tempera paint! Brooklyn Museum's rules. Andy Warhol said in 1968 that "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes. check the link for more info on Andy Warhol and the show at Brooklyn Museum- Time length three 15 minute sets spaced by 5 minute breaks. The winner will get their own solo for the final 15 minutes on the main stage.

7:15 Introduce the artists as they come out of the crowd/ behind the stage all over.

7:20 When the music starts the battle begins

7:35 Break for a song chosen by Boogie brothers 5 minutes

7:40 Artists back at it

7:55 Artists break for a 5 minute song

8:00 Artists back at it

8:15 Battle is over

8:20 Winning artist is unveiled for their 15 minutes of fame Solo Live art show in front of the whole crowd.

8:40 Art Battles event is Over!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Message from my older Brother: TOMAS; aka B-Boy Atomic... ( The SHELTER BOUND )

Hi Everyone!!

I am now in a great shelter at Porter Ave. It is 89-111 Porter Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11237.
My case manager for the time being is Mike. I will be in a 1 month probationary program. So, for a month, I will be MIA.

I want to assure you all that I will be training heavily here: I've been pumping weights, Running, and eating three square meals. I'm taking typing courses, and will be training as a computer lab assistant--learning programs like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excell.

The place is a wierd mix of ex-convicts and veterans. I am on the Veteran floor and everyone, including the Cons, are cool. Lol, noone messes with me because I got Marine friends here, and they respect marines, lol. I feel like I'm in prison at times. It makes me laugh. All in all, I am doing great. I am not happy that I have to go through this, as, at times, I view it as an interference from my training with Full Circle, but I assure you all I will remain training on my own, even opening a Breaking program to teach others her, so that I can have a space to practice and teach others here.

The program at Porter Ave. Shelter is 8 to 12 months long. After the 1st month though, I will be be able to be around more. Also, another great thing about this unique place is that after that 1st month I will get per week 2 overnight passes and 1 late night pass. Nice, right?!! I pray you are all well. Pray for me. I love you guys including my family and the whole FC crew!! E-mail me whenever ya'll get a chance. See you all soon!!

Peace and Blessings!!

Tomas aka Atomic!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June 12, 2010 ::::::: Puerto Rican festival in Harlem and Brooklyn's art and music event wth DOPE SCIENCE and friends!

The day trooping it from the Bronx, ( at that , that train station was packed!!!), to the festival, cause some pause on our route.  Train delay and a lot of sweaty passengers, left me in impression of the "Spirit" of this festival experience. The impression was unity, regardless age; the spirit of the day was  in the air, and so was this *special energy and smiles.

My son, and brother were ready to paint and have fun, and entering the b-boy competition, was also able to see my older brother Tomas, AKA: B BOY ATOMIC, dancing with other dancers on this linoleum mat! We greeted, and then I saw RICH ONE, the main dude that hosted and asked me to paint Live there with other artist. He is mega cool bro!

Time was racing fast as I was calculating how to prep, and get started with the materials I already had. I only bring two canvas for the two shows I had for the day, then my little brother took one canvas and painted on it... I was stuck with one and non for the following show. Love my brother and it didn't bother me.

Rich one , gave me a large canvas for me to introduce other artist on the scene to paint, but non did, Except NELSON SEDA aka: Chief 69. It was our frst time we colaberated and it was so nice to get to know him better. He is a true artist on the many level of its form.

Thanks to Peter Pabon who was able to capture this and many other photos of this day!