Martin Draax

Martin Draax is a mixed media artist living in Amsterdam. He uses his background as a graphic designer and a pop composer to blend various media into new works of art, which are sometimes naughty, often witty, but always recognizable by their sweet authenticity. In his music, we hear strong and easily recognizable hook lines. Melodies are solidly encapsuled in chord schemes and riffs that referring to Exotica, soul, punkrock and jazz, without sounding 'academic'. In his imagery, we see something of the same quality: popular themes are cut from their regular backgrounds and forged into conceptually strong, refreshing work.