About THE COLLECTION
Three years ago, Acme Archives approached prolific science fiction and fantasy artist Stephan Martiniere to create a series of paintings of the Disney and Star Wars universes.
Each of these pieces are offered in a very limited number of artist proof giclées printed on canvas. Each giclée is hand-varnished, signed, and numbered, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. They are also offered embellished upon request.
Says Martiniere"Creating this collection has been an opportunity to re-connect with my animation roots and explore new possibilities within a universe I grew up with and deeply cherished."
For purchase inquiries of the limited edition giclées, please contact the artist using the contact button below.
For purchase inquiries of the standard edition giclées, please visit Acme Archives.
About THE ARTIST
Stephan Martiniere is a multi-international award winning artist. In 2012 Martiniere was voted one of the 50 Most Inspirational Artists by Imagine FX Magazine. His body of work has come to be recognized by artists and designers across the globe. His work not only holds an astounding uniqueness of vision, but also has set the bar for digital painting as a whole.
In contrast to the dark, chaotic post-apocalyptic interpretations of the future so often depicted in the contemporary art world, Martiniere's beautifully rendered paintings transcend traditional descriptions and bring a wondrous new vision to alternative worlds and futures with a stunning sense of scope, scale and detail. HIs immense landscapes demonstrate a unique painterly approach to the use of digital tools, creating a visual richness that is both emotionally seductive and textually elaborate. Clearly drawing much of his inspiration from his background in the classical arts and architecture, Martiniere's "brilliantly structured, incredibly detailed and awe inspiring neo-classical landscapes [define] a fresh visionary signature that is his alone." (Lorne Manning, creator of Oddworld).
A graduate of a prestigious art school in Paris, Martiniere's thirty-year career is impressive in its scope. His early career ranged from conceptual design work for theme parks, television and animation. For the last fifteen years, Martiniere has focused on digital paintings for book covers, and concept art for major motion pictures, as well as artistic design and direction for computer games. His clients include Disney, Dreamworks, ILM, Paramount, Universal, Warner Brothers, and 20th Century Fox.
Stephan Martiniere has worked on movies such as The Suicide Squad, Independence Day: Resurgence, Tomorrowland, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, 300: Rise of an Empire, Total Recall (2012), I, Robot, Tron: Legacy, Star Wars: Episode 2 and 3, Star Trek (2009), Knowing, Virus, Red Planet, The Time Machine, The Fifth Element and the upcoming Ready Player One and Alita: Battle Angel.
Martiniere has produced over a hundred and fifty book covers and numerous comic book and editorial illustrations for such clients as The National Geographic, Popular Science, Tor Books, Pyr Books, Penguin, Random House, Dark Horse Comics, and Radical Comics. Martiniere has also worked extensively with Disney Imagineering on Disneyland parks and expansions across the globe, doing visual development for exhibitions such as The Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar, and Star Wars.
You can view Stephan Martiniere's additional work on his portfolio website.