Jason Martin

1970 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Jason Martin is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Jason Martin was born in 1970. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.

About Jason Martin's work

Jason Martin is famous for producing abstract work. Abstraction, in literal terms, means distancing or suppressing one thing from another. When it comes to the visual arts, it can be understood as creating an artwork which moves away from a true representational reference point. The movement was born in the early 20th century, and can be seen as an attempt to release the artist’s creative energy, through freedom and constant self-renewal. In abstract artworks, the object is schematised, with the use of colours and textures, thus creating a fundamentally new perception of reality. Abstract art can be traced back to Impressionism, and paved the way for a significant number of movements, including Cubism, Surrealism, or Abstract Expressionism, which is still considered to be one the most powerful contemporary art movements. Some critically acclaimed artists renowned for their contribution to Abstraction include Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, or Pablo Picasso.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Jason Martin's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, Finland, and Austria. Galleries include Lisson Gallery | London, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London, and Cortesi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. Jason Martin's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Long Way Home at Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 14 May 2019 until 21 June 2019. Jason Martin's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions Nostalgic For The Present (22 August 2019 - 21 September 2019) at Galerie Forsblom in Finland and IT COMES IN WAVES (27 August 2018 - 28 September 2018) at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Paris Pantin in France. Jason Martin's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called GROUP SHOW and took place at Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea in Milan, Italy from the 09 May 2018 to 26 July 2018.

At present, two works from Jason Martin are for sale on Artland.

Jason Martin in private collections

Jason Martin's works can be seen in Jimenez -Colon Collection collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Choi Jun Kun, Paul Cupido, and Lolo & Sosaku.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the resulting ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural authority of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a somewhat significant degree eclipsed by their respective influence on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and crucial agent in the development of the avant-garde, through major and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century.

Vorticism is a significant movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Jason Martin

Jason Martin was born in 1970 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Jason Martin

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 13
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