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Pictures for Pleasure

Jason Martin

Informed by intensive study of Japanese calligraphy, and an interest in North American Minimalism and the natural world, Jason Martin negotiates the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, and between drawing, painting and sculpture. Of central focus to his oeuvre are his monochrome works where — using layers of oil or acrylic gel on hard reflective stainless steel, aluminum or Perspex — he combs the paint across the surface in continuous rhythmic movements. The floating, ethereal forms that result, reveal visible traces of the artist’s movement and momentum, and bring to mind the combined advances of action painting, minimalism, and expressionism.

Jason Martin studied at the Chelsea School of Arts and Goldsmiths College in London. Born in the Channel Islands, UK, in 1970 he now lives and works in Middlesex.

Other work by
Jason Martin

New Works, Wetterling Gallery, 2014
© Jason Martin / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Pictures for pleasure, 2011, Wetterling Gallery, Installation shots
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
Wetterling Gallery, 2011
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Pictures for pleasure, 2011
Mixed media/pigment on aluminium. © Jason Martin / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Oil on aluminium. © Jason Martin / ARS, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Luxe, calme et volupté, 2009, Wetterling Gallery, installation shots
Wetterling Gallery, 2009
Wetterling Gallery, 2009
Wetterling Gallery, 2009
Wetterling Gallery, 2009