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Stephan Martiniere

Science Fiction & Fantasy Artist

Stephan Martiniere is an acclaimed multi award winning science fiction and fantasy artist. His work not only holds an astounding uniqueness of vision, but as one of the first pioneer he has set the bar for digital painting in the entertainment industry. In 2012 Stephan was voted one of the 50 Most Inspirational Artists by Imagine FX Magazine. In the past 30 years he has become known for his talent, versatility and imagination in every entertainment fields including feature films, animation, video games, and theme parks, editorial, commercial and book covers.

Stephan was the art director for the visually acclaimed ID Games Rage released in 2011, he was also the visual art director responsible for the games URU: Ages Beyond MystURU: The Path of the Shell, and Myst 5, and worked several years at Midway Games as Visual Art Director for the game Stranglehold and later as Creative Visual Director of the concept department for several other Midway games including Black Site: Area 51BlitzBallersMortal Kombat vs. DC,Wheelman, and more.

Stephan Martiniere is also an accomplished concept illustrator who has worked on movies such as Venom, Alpha, Ready Player One, The Suicide Squad, IndependenceDay:ResurgenceTomorrowland,Avengers: Age of UltronGuardians of the Galaxy300: Rise of an EmpireTotal Recall (2012), Tron: LegacyStar TrekStar Wars: Episodes 2-3, Knowing, I, Robot, as well as the upcoming  Aquamanand Alita: Battle Angel. He has also worked extensively over the last 7 years with Disney Imagineering on Disneyland parks and expansions across the globe doing visual development for The Pirates of the CaribbeanAvatar and Star Wars.

Over the last fifteen years Stephan has produced over a hundred and fifty book covers and numerous comic book covers and editorial illustrations for such clients asNational GeographicPopular Science, Tor Books, Pyr, Penguin and Random House, Dark Horse and Radical Comics.  

Stephan Martiniere has received the Exposé Grand Master Award, thirteen Exposé Excellence Awards, five Exposé Master Awards, and two Chelsey Award for Best Book Cover, two silver and one gold Spectrum Award for Book Covers and Editorial, The Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, The Ennie Award for Best Cover Art, The Bookgasm in 2009 Award for Best Cover Artist and was the Grand Prize Winner of IBA in 2012.

Stephan Martiniere is currently a visual consultant and freelance concept illustrator on various films, games and theme parks and frequently teaches workshops and presents lectures worldwide. He is an advisory board member of the CGSociety.

 

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Credits

Tomorrowland

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Guardians of the Galaxy

300: Rise of an Empire

Total Recall

Tron: Legacy

Star Wars Episodes 2 and 3

Star Trek (2009)