Jason Martin: Space, Light, Time
5 June – 21 August 2021
For his inaugural presentation at Lisson Gallery Shanghai, British artist Jason Martin will present eight new works made in pure pigment. In his work, Martin channels a minimal approach to painting through an expansive yet controlled use of colour, brush and medium. Using materials as diverse as pigment, acrylic, oil paint, graphite and cast metal, Martin interrogates the fundamentals of painting, veering from epic and luscious compositions of swirling forms to pared-down and muted abstractions in precisely blended tones. In his monochromatic, pure pigment works, vivid colour is applied to moulded panels, whose baroque contortions appear like extreme close-ups of a painter’s ridged and furrowed palette. Uniting his practice is an attempt to further the language of abstraction through discrete and measured interventions, which both disrupt and activate the surfaces and spaces he inhabits.
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm