Huxley-Parlour Graham Martin-Portals

Graham Martin

B. United Kingdom, 1983

The Works

4

1

Graham Martin

Three Portals

2022

Acrylic and oil on canvas

2

Graham Martin

A Portal (xv)

2022

Photographic image transfer on found sink fragments

3

Graham Martin

A Portal (xvi)

2022

Photographic image transfer on found sink fragments

4

Graham Martin

A Portal (xvii)

2022

Photographic image transfer on found sink fragments

Graham Martin

graham martin

B. United Kingdom 1983

graham martin

B. United Kingdom 1983

Biography

Graham Martin (b. 1983, Scotland) places the human body within an array of architectural environments, exploring the relationship between man, the manufactured, and the natural world. Informed by the scholars Jack Halberstam and José Esteban Muñoz, Martin focuses on liminal space alongside notions of queerness and the passing of time. Using washes of paint, drip effects, and gritty, rough brushstrokes, Martin’s paintings evoke the eerie feeling of desertion. Tightly tied to the pandemic which resulted in many empty and abandoned venues, Martin’s work displays vulnerable, often nude, male figures in varying spaces of isolation.

 

Martin studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University, and Université Paris II-Panthéon-Assas. His work has been exhibited in group shows at the Walker Museum, Liverpool; Mall Galleries, London; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. He is the 2020 recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. He joined the board of trustees of Kingsgate Workshops and Project Space in 2018, and launched Trafalgar Avenue – a new artist-led gallery and project space – with his partner. He lives and works in London.
graham martin

Discover

1

Exhibitions

1

Graham Martin: Portals

fourbythree

24.6 - 12.82022

Closed

By continuing to use this site you consent with our cookie policy. You can read more here.

Enquire

Please enter your email address and a member of our sales team will contact you with more information

Thank you for your enquiry. We will be in touch shortly.