Jason Martin

Jason Martin

London painter born in 1970, Jason Martin was revealed on the international art scene in the nineties.

His work subscribes to the western tradition of gestural painting, Martin produces monochrome paintings on an aluminium background upon which the brushstroke becomes the subject of the piece. Colour is the starting point, the background remains saturated - sometimes visible, sometimes invisible - through grooves made by the brushstroke. The light hides itself in the crevices, sculpted by the line of the brush.

Jason Martin makes his own paintbrushes, this is noteworthy today when paint is sold in specially formulated tubes and brushes are industrially produced. Here we see the painter’s gestures, sometimes sweeping, sometimes abrupt; the movement becomes painting and its subject matter.  The material runs dripping, trickling off the edge of the metallic surface; the rest of a work in progress. Martin has had to choose the boundaries of each work that is the artist's process of creation. Since then, Martin’s singular style of working the luxurious surfaces of his monochrome paintings with a purpose-built comb has become well known internationally.

Awards

1988    


Sohen Ryu Tea Ceremony Foundation, Kamakura, Japan


Solo exhibitions

2018


Jason Martin, Lisson Gallery, New York, NY, USA


Jason Martin New Pigments, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


 


2017


Jason Martin, Lisson Gallery London, UK


Works 1997- 2017, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany


New Oils, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milan, Italy


 


2016


Counterfeit, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Jason Martin, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


Traction, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany


Big Dark Oils, Pavilion 31, Centro Hospitalar Psiquiatrico de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal


Swear to God, Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


 


2014


Gestural Ubiquity, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


 


2013


Glasstres, White Light / White Heat, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


Jason Martin, Patrick de Brock, Knokke, Belgium
Scared Masters, Scared Monsters, Denizens of the Demonic Demagogue, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
Serendipitia, LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Furies Fury Forsaken, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium


Patois, Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain


Painting as Sculpture, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy


 


2012


Elemental, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Infinitive, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Jason Martin, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland 


 


2011


Oils and Pigments, Galeria Javier Lopez-Mário Sequeira, Madrid, Spain


Near By Far, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Pictures for pleasure, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


 


2010


Jason Martin, FAS Contemporary, London, UK


Five Embossed Rellefs, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


New Works, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Days Like These, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano, Italy


 


2009


Jason Martin, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY, USA


Jason Martin, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy


Paintings and drawings, Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne, France


Luxe, Calme et Volupté, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


 


2008 


For God's Sake, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Nomad, CAC Malaga, Malaga, Spain


Oceania, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Nomad, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Rock, Centro Brasileiro Britanico, Sao Paulo, Brazil


 


2009


Jason Martin, Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne, France


Vigil, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy


Jason Martin, Renwick Gallery, New York City, NY, USA


 


2007


Jason Martin, CAC Malaga, Malaga, Spain


Atlas, Mimmo Scohnamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy


 


2006


Nudes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


Arcadia, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal


 


2005


Jason Martin, CAC Málaga, Malaga, Spain


 


2004


Jason Martin, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


Jason Martin, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Pink 001, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


 


2003


New Paintings, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France


Jason Martin, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium


 


2002


Pink 001, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France


 


2000


Jason Martin, Galleria Claudia Gian Ferrari, Milan, Italy


Jason Martin, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA


 


1999


Jason Martin, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


 


1998


Jason Martin, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany


Jason Martin, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA


 


1997


Jason Martin, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


Jason Martin, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan


 


1996


Jason Martin, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


Group exhibitions

2018


La necesidad de lo infinito, Obras monocromas en la Collección olorVISUAL, CICUS, Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain


De Calder à Koons, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France


 


2017


2017 Summer Group Show, Mixografia Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Dark Deep Darkness and Splendor, Galerist Istanbul, Turkey


Mais Où Sont Les Neiges d`Antan?,  Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke – Zoute


Holiday Show, Mixografia Los Angeles, CA, USA


Materialised Condition, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore


The Centre Cannot Hold, Near East, Istanbul, Turkey


Modulaciones, Pintura: 1898 – 2016, Sinaloa Art Museum, Sinaloa, Mexico


 


2016


Paper in Profile, Mixografia and Taller de Grafica Mexicana, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, USA


Billboard Projects, Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 


Continuum, Vigo Gallery, London, UK


 


2015


Touch, EMMA Espoo Musuem of Modern Art, Espoon Kaupunki, Finland


Precious. From Picasso to Jeff Koons Jewellery by Artists, Vitraria Glass + A Musuem, Venice, Italy


PEACEMINUSONE, Lisson Gallery & STPI gallery, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore


Jason Martin Collaborations, Mixografia, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Black. An Idea of Light, Cortesi Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland


The Monochrome Symphony, Artipelag, Gustavsberg, Sweden


Col'leccio Permanent, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


20 Anni e poi', Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy


Collaborations, Lisson gallery & STPI gallery, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore


 


2014


Eurasia. A view on painting, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


Paper, SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa


La quarta edizione di Bocconi art gallery, Bocconi Art Gallery-BAG, Milan, Italy


Metaphysical, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Milan Italy


 


2013


Nostalgic for the Future, Centro Brasileiro Britânico, São Paulo, Brazil


Great Men Die Twice, Casa Da Cultura Da Comporta, Comporta, Portugal


The Nature Of Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, USA


Nostalgic for the Future, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


Glasstress: White Light / White Heat, 55thInternational Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Great Men Die Twice, Mário Sequeira Gallery, Braga, Portugal
Song of myself, Unosunove Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Moving Norman Foster On Art, Carré dʼArt Musée dʼart Contemporain de
Nîmes, France


 


2012


Le Monde comme volonte et comme papier peint, Le Consortium, Dijon, France


Together We Connect, Anima Gallery, Qatar
The Materiality Of Paint, The Fine Art Society, London, UK
CARA DOMANI Opere dalla collezione Ernesto Esposito, MAMbo, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Set, Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Ululation, Vigo Gallery, London, UK
London Twelve / Contemporary British Art, City Gallery Prague, Czech Republic


 


2011


Group show 2011, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Sixty Years of British Art, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York, NY, USA


 


2010


New Art Now, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK


Cream, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland


Nice and Easy, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal


Tondo, FAS Contemporary, London, UK


It must be abstract, Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy


3 x 3, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA, USA


Cheat Codes: lessons in love, Antena, Chicago, IL, USA


Arte Contemporanea Per Il Tempio di Zeus, Tempio della Concordia e Villa Aurea, Agrigento, Italy


The Schaufler Foundation, Sindelfingen, Germany
Inaugural exhibition, MACRO, Rome, Italy


 


2009


In-Finitum, Fortuny Museum, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Venice, Italy


Artifici Contemporanei e Difformità Barocche, ARCOS, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Sannio, Benevento, Italy


Group Show, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA


PAISAJES CRUZADOS Miradas a la colección de Es Baluard, Es Baluard, Palma


de Mallorca, Spain


Antes de ayer y pasado mañana; o lo que puede ser pintura hoy, MACUF, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, A Coruña, Spain


 


2008


Black and White, Gallery Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway


Las Vegas Collects Contemporary, LVAM, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV, USA


Aurum, L'or dans l'art contemporain, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland


 


2007


Alan Charlton, Günther Förg, Jason Martin, Niele Toroni, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium


Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London, UK


Painting in the Noughties, Letterkenny Arts Centre, Lettrkenny, Ireland


Monochromed 2, The Fine Art Society, London, UK


Atlas, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy


Beyond Sensation, Jersey Museum, Channel Islands


Whiteout, Fine Art Society, London, UK


 


2006


The Art of White, The Lowry, Salford Quays, London, UK


Monochromed, The Fine Art Society, London, UK


Inaugural opening new wing, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA


Until it makes sense, Seventeen, London, UK; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


Seven Rooms Seven Artists, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA, USA


 


2005


14th Rome Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy


Visioni 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino, Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy


Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA


Skyshout – Painting after Painting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


 


2004


L’Ultima Cena (The Last Supper), Castel Dell’Ovo, Naples, Italy


Monochrome, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain


Painting as Process, Earl Lu Gallery, La Salle College of Arts, Singapore


 


2003


The Galleries Show, The Royal Academy, London, UK


 


2002


Colour White, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, England, UK


 


2001


Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


A Shot in the Head, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, Mexico


British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East, London, UK


 


2000


Blue, New Gallery of Walsall, Walsall, UK


La painture des Martin, Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France


The Gulf prize European Biennial of the Visual Arts, La Spezia, Italy


Century of Innocence - the Story of the White Monochrome, Rooseum, Centre for Contemporary Art in Malmo, Sweden


 


1999


Pictures for Pleasure (Twelve Artists Twelve Rooms), Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Angesichts, Städttische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhon, Germany


Post-Hypnotic, University Galleries, New York, USA; MAC, Dallas, TX; USA;


The Atlanta College Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA; The Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, IL, USA; Tweed Museum, Dukuth, MN, USA; University of Minnesota, MN, USA; Naples Museum of Art, Neaples, Italy; Massachusettes College of Art, Boston, MA, USA


Postmark: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, NM, USA


Abstrakt, Max Gandoff Library, Salzburg, Austria


A Line in Painting, Gallery Fine, London, UK


Together: Artists in support for the homeless, The Passage House, London, UK


John Moores 21, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, UK


Painting Language, LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA


 


1998


Short Stories, One In the Other Gallery, 1 Tenterground, London, UK


Natwest Art Prize 1998, Lothbury Gallery, London, UK


Tension, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA


The Erotic Sublime, Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria


Small Works, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


 


1997


In Time, Galerie Le Sous-Sol, Paris, France


Finish, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK


Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy, London, UK; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA


 


1996


Jerwood Painting Prize, Lethaby Galleries, Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London, UK


About Vision. New British Painting in the 1990s, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK; Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, UK; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK


 


1995


From Here, Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, UK


Real Art. A New Modernism. British Reflexive Painters in the 1990s’, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southanoton, UK; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK


Postscript, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


Five Contemporary British Painters, Galerij S65, Belgium


Four Paintings, PAP Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


 


1994


The Curator's Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK


Recent Painting, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


Surface Tensions, Curwen Gallery, London, UK


 


1993


Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


 


1992


Contemporary Artists, Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, IL, USA


Public and private collections

Austria


Museum of Contemporary Art, Salzburg


Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg


Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna


 


Belgium


Collection Group e Lhoist, Brussels


 


Finland


Saastamoinen Foundation, EMMA Museum, Espoo


Sara Hilden Museum, Tampere


 


France


French National Art Collection, Strasbourg


Le Fonds national d'art contemporain (FNAC), Paris


 


Germany


Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm


Stadtische Gallerie, Nordhorn


The Schaufler Foundation, Sindelfingen


Würth Collection, Künzelsan


Sprengel Museum, Hannover


 


Italy


Camusac Museum of Contemporary Art, Cassino


Museum of Modern Art, La Spezia


 


Spain


Contemporary Art Centre CAC Malaga, Malaga


Es Baluard Museum, Palma, Mallorca


Institute Valencia Art Modern IVAM, Valencia


Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo


 


UK


Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham


Deutsche Bank Collection


Government Art Collection


Jersey Museum, Jersey, Channel Islands


 


USA


Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY


Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO


Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.