Jason Martin
1970
Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
London, UK & Melides, Portugal
Education

1990–93
BA (Hons), Goldsmiths, London, UK

1989–90
Foundation Diploma, Chelsea School of Art, London, UK

Awards

2000
‘Premio del Golfo’, Biennale Europea di Arti Visive, La Spezia, Italy

1999
Prizewinner, John Moores 21, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Lisson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Jason Martin New Pigments, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2017 ‘Jason Martin: Works 1997-2017’, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen,
Germany
‘New Oils’, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporeanea, Milan, Italy

2016
Lisson Gallery, London, UK
‘Counterfeit’, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘Traction’, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany
‘Big Dark Oils’, Pavilhão 31, Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, Júlio
de Matos, Lisboa, Portugal
‘Swear To God’, Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca,
Spain

2014
‘Gestural Ubiquity’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2013
‘Furies Fury Forsaken’, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
‘Sacred Masters, Sacred Monsters: Denizens of the Demonic Demagogue’,
Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
‘Serendipitia’, LA Louver, Los Angeles, USA
‘Patois’, Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain
’Painting as Sculpture’, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy

2012
‘Elemental’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
‘Infinitive’, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
‘Folie à deux’, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2011
‘Oils and Pigments’, Galeria Javier Lopez-Mário Sequeira, Madrid, Spain
‘Near by Far’, LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘Pictures for Pleasure’, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2010
‘Jason Martin New Works’, Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma deMallorca, Spain
‘Days Like These’, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
‘Five Embossed Reliefs’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
‘The Roaring Forties’, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

2009
‘Paintings and Drawings’, Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne, France
‘Vigil’, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
‘Luxe, Calme et Volupté’, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2008
‘Nomad’, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
‘Oceania’, LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘Nomad’, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma,
Majorca, Spain
‘Rock’, Centro Brasileiro Britânico, São Paulo, Brazil

2007
‘For God’s Sake’, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh, Gütersloh, Germany;
Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg,
Austria
‘Atlas’, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy

2006
‘Nudes’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
‘Arcadia’, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal

2005
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

2004
Lisson Gallery, London, UK
LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘Pink 001’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2003
‘Tableaux’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2002
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

2000
Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporaneo, Milan, Italy
LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1999
Lisson Gallery, London, UK

1998
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1997
Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1996
Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Public Collections

Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Collection Group e Lhoist, Brussels, Belgium
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
Deutsche Bank Collection, UK
Es Baluard Museum, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Government Art Collection, UK
Jersey Museum, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm, Germany
Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Museum of Modern Art, La Spezia, Italy
NatWest Art Collection, UK
Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuberg, Austria
Saastamoinen Foundation, EMMA Museum, Espoo, Finland
Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany
The Schaufler Foundation, Sindelfingen, Germany
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Wurth Collection, Kunzelsau, Germany

Galleries

Lisson Gallery, London, UK & NYC
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, London, Salzburg, Paris
Galerie Forsblosom, Helsinki, Finland
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Lucia Mendoza, Madrid, Spain
Buchmann Galerie, Switzerland
Galeria Mario Sequeira, Portugal
Vigo Gallery, London, UK

BIOGRAPHY

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. Color 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.

Martin’s works are held in the collections of the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, the Denver Art Museum, the Sammlung Essl in Vienna, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., among others.

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1970
Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
London, UK & Melides, Portugal
Education

1990–93
BA (Hons), Goldsmiths, London, UK

1989–90
Foundation Diploma, Chelsea School of Art, London, UK

Awards

2000
‘Premio del Golfo’, Biennale Europea di Arti Visive, La Spezia, Italy

1999
Prizewinner, John Moores 21, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Lisson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Jason Martin New Pigments, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2017 ‘Jason Martin: Works 1997-2017’, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen,
Germany
‘New Oils’, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporeanea, Milan, Italy

2016
Lisson Gallery, London, UK
‘Counterfeit’, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘Traction’, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany
‘Big Dark Oils’, Pavilhão 31, Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, Júlio
de Matos, Lisboa, Portugal
‘Swear To God’, Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca,
Spain

2014
‘Gestural Ubiquity’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2013
‘Furies Fury Forsaken’, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
‘Sacred Masters, Sacred Monsters: Denizens of the Demonic Demagogue’,
Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
‘Serendipitia’, LA Louver, Los Angeles, USA
‘Patois’, Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain
’Painting as Sculpture’, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy

2012
‘Elemental’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
‘Infinitive’, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
‘Folie à deux’, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2011
‘Oils and Pigments’, Galeria Javier Lopez-Mário Sequeira, Madrid, Spain
‘Near by Far’, LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘Pictures for Pleasure’, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2010
‘Jason Martin New Works’, Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma deMallorca, Spain
‘Days Like These’, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
‘Five Embossed Reliefs’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
‘The Roaring Forties’, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

2009
‘Paintings and Drawings’, Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne, France
‘Vigil’, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
‘Luxe, Calme et Volupté’, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2008
‘Nomad’, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
‘Oceania’, LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘Nomad’, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma,
Majorca, Spain
‘Rock’, Centro Brasileiro Britânico, São Paulo, Brazil

2007
‘For God’s Sake’, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh, Gütersloh, Germany;
Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg,
Austria
‘Atlas’, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy

2006
‘Nudes’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
‘Arcadia’, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal

2005
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

2004
Lisson Gallery, London, UK
LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘Pink 001’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2003
‘Tableaux’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2002
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

2000
Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporaneo, Milan, Italy
LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1999
Lisson Gallery, London, UK

1998
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1997
Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1996
Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Public Collections

Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Collection Group e Lhoist, Brussels, Belgium
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
Deutsche Bank Collection, UK
Es Baluard Museum, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Government Art Collection, UK
Jersey Museum, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm, Germany
Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Museum of Modern Art, La Spezia, Italy
NatWest Art Collection, UK
Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuberg, Austria
Saastamoinen Foundation, EMMA Museum, Espoo, Finland
Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany
The Schaufler Foundation, Sindelfingen, Germany
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Wurth Collection, Kunzelsau, Germany

Galleries

Lisson Gallery, London, UK & NYC
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, London, Salzburg, Paris
Galerie Forsblosom, Helsinki, Finland
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Lucia Mendoza, Madrid, Spain
Buchmann Galerie, Switzerland
Galeria Mario Sequeira, Portugal
Vigo Gallery, London, UK