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The Kunst­hal­le Dusseldorf will present the first in­sti­tu­tio­nal so­lo ex­hi­bi­ti­on outside the United Sta­tes by Chris Mar­tin. The ex­hi­bi­ti­on, cu­ra­ted by Elo­die Evers and Gre­gor Jan­sen, will fo­cus upon the ear­ly and midd­le pe­ri­od of Mar­tin’s oeu­vre. The “Black Pain­tings”, for ex­amp­le, which crea­te the il­lu­si­on of three-di­men­sio­nal space wi­th a few li­nes, be­long to the ol­der works. Mar­tin’s en­ga­ge­ment wi­th pain­ters such as Ma­le­vich and Mon­dri­an, is cle­ar­ly vi­si­ble he­re. In par­al­lel to the­se lar­ge-for­mat pain­tings, which we­re pro­du­ced as part of his work as an art the­ra­pist, Mar­tin al­so wor­ked on a num­ber of small, co­lor­ful can­va­ses. Martin's first com­pre­hen­si­ve ex­hi­bi­ti­on ca­ta­lo­gue, fea­turing nu­me­rous co­lor il­lus­tra­ti­ons, es­says by Gre­gor Jan­sen, Alex­an­der Koch, Bob Nick­as, Lars Bang Lar­sen, and a con­ver­sa­ti­on wi­th Chris Mar­tin and Elo­die Evers, will be pu­blis­hed by Ver­lag der Buch­hand­lung Walt­her Kö­nig.

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CHRIS MARTIN Long Lake 2000 Oil on canvas Three panels, each 118 by 143. 299.7 by 363.2 cm Installation view
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