Jason Martin: Nostalgic for the present
Galerie Forsblom August 23–September 22, 2019
Opening with the artist in attendance, August 22, 2019, at 5–7PM.
Jason Martin (b. 1970) pushes the boundaries of painting. His works are brought to life by exquisite illusions of depth combined with a vivid sense of materiality and movement. Pulsating invitingly, Martin’s sculptural paintings project from the wall in three dimensions, breaking out of the conventional two-dimensional mold usually expected of a painting. Martin strives to broaden the vocabulary of abstract art through discreet, premeditated interventions, which both destabilize and activate the illusory space.
Working with mixed media, pure pigment, gold leaf and cold process dye, Martin explores the basic elements of painting by mixing the rhythms of generous round forms, a minimalist vocabulary, surprising textures, and carefully mixed shades of colour. His paintings inhabit their own world of colour harmonies, layered textures, and horizontal landscapes.
Jason Martin studied at the Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmith College in London. His work has been exhibited widely both in the US and Europe at venues including Schauwerk Sindelfingen Museum in Germany in 2017, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice in 2009, and at Centro de Arte Contemporàneo de Malaga in 2008. His works are represented in numerous private and public collections worldwide, such as Denver Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York and Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC. The artists divides his time between London and Lisbon