DIMENSIONS 26.5" x 18" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 35, 2014
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Chris Martin, who is best known for his large-scale glitter paintings, creates here a 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".
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