Jason Martin  (American, 1970) 

Jason Martin (British, b.1970) is an artist who was born in Jersey, UK. Martin received his education at the Chelsea School of Art in London and at Goldsmiths College in London, where he earned a BA. His paintings are usually produced on large surfaces such as stainless steel, plexiglass, or aluminum. Martin creates images by covering these surfaces in a single color of oil paint and then pulling a large comb-like instrument across the wet paint. This process creates streaks, lines, and swirls that move in different directions.

His Patrol piece includes slight movement of neon-blue lines and streaks, reminiscent of the lines shown on a polygraph test or a heart monitor. In contrast to Patrol, Samba and Cha Cha are created with bold hues of gold and yellow. These two pieces include much more movement and wave action than Patrol, and they feature wide undulations and large swoops and swirls. Another one of Martin's pieces, Boudoir, is created in shades of burgundy. The movement in this piece includes ripples that are characteristic of a curtain or free-flowing ribbon. Some of his recent works include Vices (2012) and Virtues (2012). Martin has also done some sculpting work with porcelain plates. His work favors that of other artists such as Robert Ryman (American, b.1930), Bridget Riley (English, b.1931), David Budd (American, 1927–1991), James Hyde (American, b.1958), and Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956).

Martin's artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows in a number of galleries and museums across the world, including The Fine Art Society in London, Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, Italy, Galerie Mario Sequeira in Braga, Portugal, L.A. Louver in Los Angeles, CA, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, and the PAP Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. He was also featured in Art Society's ARTfutures 2007, held at Bloomberg SPACE, London. Martin's artwork continues to be featured in galleries, museums, and auctions internationally. The artist currently lives and works in London.

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Jason Martin, Kowloon


Jason Martin

Galerie Forsblom
Jason Martin, Tico II


Jason Martin
Tico II

Galerie Forsblom
Jason Martin, Untitled (Plate VI)


Jason Martin
Untitled (Plate VI)

Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Jason Martin, Untitled (Plate V)


Jason Martin
Untitled (Plate V)

Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Jason Martin, Untitled (Plate IV)


Jason Martin
Untitled (Plate IV)

Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Jason Martin, Untitled (Plate III)


Jason Martin
Untitled (Plate III)

Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Jason Martin, Untitled (Plate II)


Jason Martin
Untitled (Plate II)

Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Jason Martin, Untitled (Plate I)


Jason Martin
Untitled (Plate I)

Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Jason Martin, Behemoth


Jason Martin

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Jason Martin, Envy


Jason Martin
Envy, 2001
acrylic on aluminum


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Jason Martin, Afghani


Jason Martin
Afghani, 2008
oil on panel


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Jason Martin, Fantasia


Jason Martin
Fantasia, 2003
oil on aluminum


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1970   Born in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
  Lives and works in London, UK
2012   Infinitive, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
2009   Luxe, calme et volupté, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
2009   Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne, France
2009   Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
2008   Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
2008   Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 17 June – 31 August
2008   The Moenchehaus Museum, Germany (solo)
2007   CAC Malága, Spain (solo)
2007   Gütersloh Kunstverein, Gütersloh, Germany (solo)
2007   Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London, UK
2007   Painting in the Noutgties, Letterkenny Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland
2007   Monochromed 2, The Fine Art Society, London, UK
2006   Nude, Galeie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (solo)
2006   Arcadia, Galerie Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal (solo)
2006   The Art of White, The Lowry, Salford Quays, London, UK
2006   Monochromed, The Fine Art Society, London, UK
2005   14th Rome Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
2005   Visioni 20 artists a Sant´Agostini, Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy
2005   Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
2005   CAC Málaga, Spain
2005   Skyshout-Painting after painting, Santiago de Conmpostela, Spain
2004   Lisson Gallery, London. Jason Martin, L.A Louver, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2004   L´Ultima Cena (The Last Supper), Castel Dell´Ovo, Naples, Italy
2004   Monochrome, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.
2004   Painting as Process, Earl Lu Gallery, La Salle College of Arts, Singapore
2003   New Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
2003   Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
2003   The Galleries Show, The Royal Academy, London, UK
2002   Colour White, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK
2002   Pink 001, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
2001   Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2001   A Shot in the Head, Lisson
2001   MoMa, Mexico City, Mexico
2001   British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East, London, UK
2000   Galleria Claudia Gian Ferrari, Milan, Italy (solo)
2000   L.A Louver, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2000   Blue, New Gallery of Walsall, Walsall, England.
2000   La painture des Martin, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
2000   The Gulf prize European Biennial of the Visual Arts, La Spezia, Italy
2000   Century of Innocence-the story of the White Monochrome, Rooseum-Centre for the Contemporary Art in Malmoe, Sweden
1999   Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1999   Pictures for Pleasure (Twelve Artists Rooms), Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
1999   Angesicht, Stäädttische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany
1999   Post-Hypnotic, University Galleries, New York (touring to the MAC, Dallas; The Atlanta College Art Gallery, The Chicago Cultural Centre and the Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota, Naples Museum of Art and Massachusettes College of Art)
1999   Postmark: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, USA
1999   Abstract, Max Gandoff Library, Salzburg, Austria
1999   A Line in Painting, Gallery Fine, London, UK
1999   Together: Artists in Support for the homeless, The Passage House, London, UK
1999   John Moores 21, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Painting Languages, LA Louver, California, USA
1998   Stadtische Galerie Nordhorn, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1998   Short Stories, One In the Other Gallery, I Tenterground, London, UK
1998   Natwest Art Prize 1998, Lothbury Gallery, London, UK
1998   Tension, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
1998   The Erotic Sublime, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
1998   Small Works, Green on Red Gallery, Ireland
1997   Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1997   Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya (solo)
1997   In Time, Galerie Le Sous-Sol, Paris, France. Finish, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK
1997   Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy, London, UK (touring the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York)
1996   About Vision, New British Painting in the 1990´s, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK; touring the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
1996   Jerwood Painting Prize, Lethaby Galleries, Central St. Martin´s College of Art & Design, London, UK
1996   Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1995   From Here, Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, UK
1995   Real Art, A new Modernism, British Reflexive Painters in the 1990´s, Southampton City Art Gallery (touring to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Leeds City Art Gallery, UK)
1995   Postscript, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1995   Five Contemporary British Painters, Galenj S65, Belgium
1995   Four Paintings, PAP Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1994   The Curators Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
1994   Recent Painting, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1994   Surface Tensions, Curwen Gallery, London, UK
1993   Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1992   Contemporary Artists, Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, USA