About the Work
Chris Martin, best known for his large-scale paintings, creates here fantastical landscape out of minimal marks. "On some level, I am always a landscape painter," Martin says. "Even when I make what other people see as more severe abstract paintings, for me, the presence of a horizon line or line at the bottom establishes a ground and basic landscape orientation." Confident, gestural strokes drip and swirl as if in motion, evidencing Martin's uninhibited approach of automatic drawing. Citing Buddhism, abstract expressionism, and his background in art therapy as influences, Martin creates effervescent work that Artforum has called "akin to sunshine."
Chris Martin (b. 1954, Washington DC) has held solo exhibitions at David Kordansky (Los Angeles), Anton Kern (New York), Timothy Taylor (London), Half Gallery (New York), Karma (New York), Mitchell-Innes & Nash (New York), KOW (Berlin), Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), and The Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington DC), among others, as well as a two-person exhibition alongside Tamara Gonzales at The Pit (Los Angeles). Select group exhibitions include presentations at Almine Rech (London), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (London), Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), Venus Over Manhattan (New York), Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York), The Journal Gallery (Brooklyn), Zach Feuer (New York), Eva Presenhuber (Zurich), Marlborough Gallery (Madrid) and Halsey McKay (East Hampton). Martin lives and works in Brooklyn and Catskills, NY.
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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
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Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
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