Danny Martinez (aka Van Dam One)

Country United States

“Born in the South Suburbs of Chicago, IL, Danny J. Martinez (aka Van Dam One) is an artist whose work blurs the line between realism, illustration, cartoons, comics, and absurdity to create a blend of tangible surrealism that pulls the viewer into each piece. His work across different genres and mediums fuses together contemporary subjects with traditional mark making techniques that focus on both universal and individual understandings of the world. He uses this blend of surrealism as a means of self-discovery, drawing on his own experiences and the experiences of his community, to convey emotion and storytelling through multiple visual mediums.”

“Danny J. Martinez aka Van Dam One fuses together contemporary subjects that highlight both a universal and individual understanding of the world. His work is both thought provoking and boundless in nature.”
-artistreplete.com (10 Chicago Artists To Look Out For In 2023)

Current and Previous Works by Danny Martinez (aka Van Dam One)

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  • “Lost & Found (Drawing)”

    (2023)
    $600
    Available
    Graphite, Color Pencil, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper
    Professionally framed (dimensions shared are of artwork only)
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “Over It (Drawing)”

    (2024)
    $600
    Available
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, & Ink on Paper
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “You vs You”

    (2023)
    $1,600
    Available
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, & Ink on cradled wood panel
    Professionally framed (dimensions shared are of artwork only)
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm
  • “You vs. Who? (Drawing)”

    (2023)
    $600
    Available
    Graphite, Color Pencil, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper
    Professionally framed (dimensions shared are of artwork only)
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “Third Wheel (Drawing)”

    (2023)
    $600
    Available
    Graphite, Color Pencil, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper
    Professionally framed (dimensions shared are of artwork only)
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “There, There. (Drawing)”

    (2023)
    $600
    Available
    Graphite, Color Pencil, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper
    Professionally framed (dimensions shared are of artwork only)
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “There, There”

    (2023)
    $1,600
    Available
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, & Ink on cradled wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm
  • “Holding On”

    (2023)
    $850
    Available
    Acrylic, aerosol and ink on cradled wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm
  • “Lost & Found”

    (2023)
    $1,600
    Available
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, & Ink on cradled wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm
  • “Feeling Some Type of Way (Drawing)”

    (2023)
    $600
    Available
    Graphite, Color Pencil, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper
    Professionally framed (dimensions shared are of artwork only)
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “You’re Getting to Old For This/Act Your Age”

    (2023)
    $1,600
    Available
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, & Ink on cradled wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm
  • “You’re Getting to Old For This/Act Your Age (Drawing)”

    (2023)
    $600
    Available
    Graphite, Color Pencil, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper
    Professionally framed (dimensions shared are of artwork only)
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “A Work in Progress”

    (2024)
    $1,200
    Available
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, & Ink
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm
  • “En Garde!”

    (2024)
    $1,200
    Available
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, & Ink on Wood Panel
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm
  • “A Work In Progress (Drawing)”

    (2024)
    $600
    Available
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, & Ink on Paper
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “The Escapist (Drawing)”

    (2023)
    $600
    Sold
    Graphite, Color Pencil, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper
    Professionally framed (dimensions shared are of artwork only)
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “We Can Be Heroes (Drawing)”

    (2023)
    $600
    Sold
    Graphite, Color Pencil, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper
    Professionally framed (dimensions shared are of artwork only)
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “En Garde! (Drawing)”

    (2024)
    $600
    Sold
    Acrylic, Spray Paint, & Ink on Paper
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm
  • “Escapist”

    (2023)
    $1,750
    Sold
    Acrylic, aerosol and ink on cradled wood panel
    (Courtesy of Thinkspace Projects)
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm