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.