Tree, 2016 #1
DIMENSIONS 26.5" x 18" MEDIUM spray paint on archival pigment print
Each print is uniquely hand-embellished by Martin and signed on the front.
Chis Martin’s practice is singular. As put by Martha Schwendener in The New York Times, “He’s not just painting, but searching for a way to 'be' painting, to experience rather than understand the medium; to be a medium himself.” In Martin’s body of work — in which his large-scale glitter paintings hold center stage — outsider art, folk art, pop culture, and new age spirituality are woven into compositions that shift between figuration and abstraction. Imbued with a sense of raw spirituality and energetic instinct, Martin creates work with a sophisticated honesty. For this series of hand-embellished renditions of Tree, our 2014 limited edition by Martin, he summoned the physicality of his process onto the original print resulting in the same energetic activity found in his works on paper and paintings.