Jason Martin Works 1997-2017
71065 Sindelfingen (Stuttgart) | Germany
Opening: Sunday the 5th of March 2017: 11am-12.30pm
For the first time, SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen holds a solo exhibition of British artist Jason Martin (b. 1970). Martin’s work has been an integral part of the Schaufler collection since the 1990s.
In his monochrome paintings, Martin applies thick layers of oil paint or acrylic gel. These he spreads across an aluminium panel forming a vibrant gesture of lines and ripples. Using a purpose-made comb, Martin creates what appears to be a very close-up view of brushstrokes. This painting technique results in sensual rhythmic reliefs where paint transforms into a three-dimensional image, thus combining the fields of sculpting and painting. The rills of the material created in this way and Martin’s use of light allow associations of landscape and hair. Martin’s rather large-scale pieces provide the viewer with an alluring play of light, surface and almost tactile sensation.
Jason Martin studied at Chelsea College of Art and Goldsmith College. He became wider known with his work “Sensation” (1997) in the Young British Artist Exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Art in London. He lives and works in both London and Portugal.
The solo exhibition features Martin’s works from the Schaufler collection and various loans spanning his oeuvre of the past two decades. It also includes most recent works from the artist’s studio.