Installation Views

This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Chris Martin in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Chris Martin in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Chris Martin in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Chris Martin in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Chris Martin in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Chris Martin in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Chris Martin in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Chris Martin in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Chris Martin in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.
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This is a painting titled Untitled by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are oil and glitter on canvas, and the dimensions are 88 inches by 77 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are acrylic and glitter on canvas, and the dimensions are 64 inches by 59 inches.This is a painting titled Seven (Black and White) by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 88.25 inches by 77 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 96.5 inches by 78 inches.This is a painting titled Tree by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are acrylic on canvas and the dimensions are 88 inches by 77 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are Oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas, and the dimensions are 88.25 inches by 77 inches.This is a painting titled Chameleon by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 88 inches by 77 inches.This is a painting titled Shining Forth for George by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are Acrylic and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 88 inches by 77 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are Oil, glitter and aluminum foil on canvas, and the dimensions are 61 inches by 59.25 inches.This is a painting titled Paleocene Sunset by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are Oil and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 64 inches by 59 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are Oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas, and the dimensions are 64 inches by 59 inches.This is a painting titled Dream Buffalo (for Frank Moore) by artist Chris Martin made in 2014. The materials are Acrylic, glitter and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 88.25 inches by 77.25 inches.

Press Release

Chris Martin
October 9 –
November 15, 2014

It is our great pleasure to announce the representation and first exhibition of New York painter Chris Martin at Anton Kern Gallery. His first show will consist of a selection of new paintings created over the past summer in upstate New York. These works, as the writer Bob Nickas describes them in the accompanying book, present "sun-dried paintings and glitter in the rain."

 

Martin, whose career spans over three decades, continues to create bold, glittering paintings, each animated by undulating forms, radiating landscapes, and electric hues. Despite their immediate spectacle and immense scale (he connects canvases together to produce several of these larger works), the paintings exude a human grounded-ness that seems to stem directly from Martin’s connection to nature, rock & roll, street art, and a dedication to material experimentation.

 

Nothing and everything is sacred: Martin’s abstract forms offer a sense of mystical clairvoyance condensed into the profane, or vice versa. The paintings present a mesmerizing collision of formal geometries and diagram-like grids with cut-outs of dead pop stars, flashy cars, old records buried under layers of paint, and large amounts of holographic glitter (produced specifically for showgirls in Las Vegas). Consequently, Chris Martin’s paintings prove to be masterfully ambidextrous; one is able to fully experience their presence from a great distance or up-close, indoors or outdoors, in a state of spiritual transcendence or casual play.

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