Chris Martin

Hardcover 320 pages
Publisher: Skira, Italy, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
ISBN: 978-88-572-3474-8
Dimensions: 9.75 x 12 inches

Edited by Dan Nadel

Texts by Trinie Dalton, Dan Nadel, Glenn O’Brien, and Nancy Princenthal

Designer: Marcello Francone

The first important monograph on Chris Martin
Drawing on inspiration from Buddhism to Amy Winehouse, Chris Martin “lets the paintings make themselves” and creates bold abstract works that explore the unknowable psychological tendencies of art. His canvases are characterized by flat-yet-textured planes of saturated colour, and will often incorporate found materials and highly personal paper ephemera.
Chris Martin conceives painting as something intrinsically haptic that resolves from an intimately hands-on negotiation of materials.
Glenn O’Brien is an American writer, largely on the subjects of art, music and fashion. Dan Nadel is a writer, editor and curator based in Brooklyn. Nancy Princenthal has been writing about contemporary art for more than twenty-five years and was a senior editor at Art in America for five years. She has also written for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Artforum and Bookforum. Trinie Dalton is an author, editor and curator based in Los Angeles.


Chris Martin: Paintings