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Chris Martin

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 color, and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9788857234748
Barcode 9788857234748
Published 1 February 2018 by Skira
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Nadel, Dan
By Princenthal, Nancy
By Dalton, Trinie
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ISBN-13 9788857234748
ISBN-10 8857234746
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Skira
Imprint Skira
Publication Date 1 February 2018
International Publication Date 27 February 2018
Publication Country Italy Italy
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Nadel, Dan
By Princenthal, Nancy
By Dalton, Trinie
Category Individual Artists
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
Weight 2,050g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.13
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 color, and will often incorporate found materials and highly personal paper ephemera. Works such as Untitled (2013) demonstrate the influence of Pablo Picasso's collages, and his canvases' strong geometries also elaborate a self-proclaimed attachment to Piet Mondrian. Martin's practice came of age in 1980s New York, which saw the explosion of the East Village art scene, led by Keith Haring. This is the first internationally important monograph on the artist which collects essays by Glenn O'Brien, Nancy Princenthal, Trinie Dalton and Dan Nadel.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Labyrinthine paints at times avoke constellations or maps, with glued-in found images serving as quasi-cultural guideposts in an imaginary place that neither claims nor denies its existence.--BOMB
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Glenn O'Brien is an American writer, focusing largely on the subjects of art, music and fashion.

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