Jason Martin's works are concerned with the processes of painting, rather than the depiction of particular subjects or the expression of certain ideas. Though "F1" appears delicate and intricate, it was produced with a single stroke of the brush. Martin makes a special brush for each painting, corresponding in size to the dimensions of the work. Variety is produced through his choices of colour, material, size, and the speed at which he works. For "F1" Martin covered the stainless steel support with acrylic gel and then dragged a piece of corrugated card across the surface to produce subtle ripples.
Jason Martin was born in Jersey. He studied at the Chelsea School of Art (1989-1990) and at Goldsmiths College (1990-1993). He has had solo exhibitions in New York and London and participated in group exhibitions including ‘Wonderful Life’ at the Lisson Gallery, London (1993) and ‘Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection’ at the Royal Academy (1997). He was nominated for the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997 and he was a prizewinner at the John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool in 1999. His work is held in several international public collections including Denver Art Museum; Hirschorn Museum, Washington, DC; Stadtische Gallerie Nordhorn, Germany; and the Museum of Modern Art, La Spezia, Italy. Martin lives and works in London.
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