Artist
Chris Martin

CHRIS MARTIN
Case Solved
2011
Oil and collage on canvas
45 by 37 in.  114.3 by 94 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
All Final Prophecies Come True
2012
Oil and collage on canvas
45 by 37 in.  114.3 by 94 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Paul Thek Painting
2010
Oil and collage on canvas
58 by 49 in.  147.3 by 124.5 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Silver Star
2012
Oil, collage, and aluminum foil on canvas
54 1/8 by 45 1/8 in.  137.5 by 114.6 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Bus Maniac
2008-11
Oil and collage on canvas
54 by 45 1/8 in.  137.2 by 114.6 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Seven Pointed Star for Darwin
2006-09
Mixed media on canvas
29 1/8 by 25 1/8 in.  74 by 63.8 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Wonder Bread
2010 - 2011
Acrylic and acrylic gel medium and bread on wood
24 by 20 in.  61 by 50.8 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Untitled
2008
Oil, spray paint, and burlap on canvas
43 by 34 3/8 in.  109.2 by 87.3 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Pillow Painting
2009
Oil, spray paint and collage on canvas
52 by 43 by 8 in. 132.1 by 109.2 by 20.3 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Glitter Painting
2009
Glitter, gel medium, spray paint and collage on canvas
43 1/8 by 34 in.  109.5 by 86.4 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Immortality
2008-09
Oil, collage, gel medium and spray paint on canvas
52 1/8 by 42 1/4 by 4 in.  132.4 by 107.3 by 10.2 cm.

CHRIS MARTIN
Classification of African Masks
2004-07
Acrylic gel, oil and collage on canvas
31 1/8 by 26 1/8 in.  79.1 by 66.4 cm

CHRIS MARTIN
Isaac Hayes Painting
2006
Oil and mixed media on canvas
59 1/8 by 64 1/8 in.  150.2 by 162.9 cm

CHRIS MARTIN
Untitled
2005
Acrylic, acrylic gel, paper towels, newsprint and oil on canvas
135 by 114 in.  342.9 by 289.6 cm

CHRIS MARTIN
Broom Painting
2007
Oil on polyester
48 by 38 in.  121.9 by 96.5 cm

CHRIS MARTIN
Glitter Painting
2007
Acrylic medium, spray paint, and glitter on wood
20 by 16 in.  50.8 by 40.6 cm.

Artist
Chris Martin

Born: 1954, Washington D.C.
Lives & works in Brooklyn, NY

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Selected Press

October 2011
Art in America
Wake-Up Call
By Nancy Princenthal

The three new paintings Chris Martin has installed in an atrium of the Corcoran Gallery are big, and seem bigger. THE THREE NEW PAINTINGS Chris Martin has installed in an atrium of the Corcoran Gallery are big, and seem bigger. At 26 feet tall, they all reach past the balustrade on the mezzanine above and directly engage the columns that extend upward beyond its railing.

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June 2010
Modern Painters
Joe Bradley & Chris Martin
Alexander Wolf

For a duo of New York painters known to discuss and even trade their work with each other, Joe Bradley and Chris Martin appear to have little in common as artists. While Martin is willing to walk the plank in hopes of finding something personal and exciting, Bradley is content to tinker at the periphery.

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December 2009
The Journal
Chris Martin Interview with Joe Bradley

CM (Chris Martin): So what are you here to interview Chris Martin about?

JB (Joe Bradley): Whatever Chris wants to talk about.

CM: Who do you work for?

JB: The CIA.

CM: Fantastic.

 

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September 2009
ELLE Decor
Chris Martin
Anthony Barzilay Freund

With simple shapes and bold colors, this Brooklyn painter embraces the metaphysical... During a recent New York subway ride, painter Chris Martin noticed an advertisement in Spanish for a local dentist. "It read, CUARENTA ANOS DE EXPERIENCIA--40 years of experience--and this bulb lit up in my head," Martin recounts, laughing.

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May 2009
Art on Paper
Chris Martin: Works on Paper
Christine Licata

Appropriately, the first piece one saw upon entering the gallery was "Seven Pointed Star (Black) (Basel)," 2008 - the fundamental symbol of alchemy - with vibrant red, green, and yellow points radiating geometrically off a lush black background.

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March 2009
The Brooklyn Rail
Chris Martin Works on Paper
by John Yau

Chris Martin is not afraid to make art that openly alludes to the work of Paul Feeley, Alfred Jensen, Philip Guston, Forrest Bess, Blinky Palermo, and Frank Stella, but in a way that is sophisticated and innocent.

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September 2008
Art in America
Exhibitions: Chris Martin
Robert Berlind

According to Irving Sandler's 1984 monograph to the late Al Held, while still a student had the extravagant ambition to "synthesize the total objectivity of Piet Mondrian with the total subjectivity of Jackson Pollock."

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February 2008
The New York Times
Art in Review; Chris Martin
Roberta Smith

Chris Martin doesn't go in much for finesse or spatial illustration. While most works in this show are on canvas, they look more like slabs or shields. Their stretchers are casually built. Their surfaces are rumpled and bumpy with odd bits of paper collage and plastic foam circles about the size of hockey pucks.

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February 2008
The Brooklyn Rail
Interview with Craig Olsen

In the midst of preparations for his current exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery in Chelsea (January 26–March 1, 2008) Chris Martin welcomed painter and Rail contributing writer Craig Olson to his Williamsburg studio to discuss his life and work.

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March 2006
ArtForum
Chris Martin
Bruce Hainley

Chris Martin, an American, and Michael Krebber, a German, were both born in 1954. Krebber has suggested that he might be a failed actor who is seen by others as a Conceptual artist, one who finds ways to paint, because it's a good idea, often by various kinds of not-painting (used stretched gingham or horse blankets instead of oil on canvas).

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March 2006
Modern Painters
Chris Martin: Daniel Weinberg Gallery

Chris Martin burst back on the scene last September with a bumptious show at Brooklyn gallery brilliantly named Sideshow. Alas, I missed it, but lucky for me, Los Angeles is now securely on the map for the hardcore Brooklyn abstract painters, most of whom, when I was living in New York 15 years ago, never made it west of the Hudson River.

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December 2005
Art News
Chris Martin: Sideshow
Lilly Wei

Chris Martin's exhibition "Paintings" spilled onto the exterior walls of the gallery and the front of a building across the street. Despite its title, the show encompassed far more than painting, and far more than only his own work. In a gesture of friendship and generosity, Martin made room for dozens and dozens of small-scale pieces by fellow artists.

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October 2005
Village Voice
“Odd Artist Out”
by Jerry Saltz

Chris Martin is a perennial member of the large, by nature neglected, nonetheless crucial and treasured confederacy known as "artist's artists." He's one of the dark horses and workers-at-the-edge respected by their peers who never quite get their due.

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