|(Born)||1954 in Washington D.C, USA|
|(Based)||Brooklyn, NY, USA|
Working from a varied array of cultural traditions, Chris Martin paints paintings that function as living documentation of the everlasting present. His art may be as primitive as it is knowing, as vibrantly happy as it is meditative and hermetic, and he values stylistic variation and immediacy over preset aesthetic concepts. He has experimented with non-art materials, non-traditional installation, and extreme scale. Because of this, rather than following a purely linear progression, Martin’s career is defined by an evolution of thematic cycles. His aim to reconnect to a common well, or easily available source of inspiration, is evidenced by the overt musical, spiritual, and art historical inspirations that are apparent throughout his work.
Chris Martin has had solo exhibitions worldwide at Château de Fernelmont, Fernelmont, Belgium; Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany. He had group exhibitions at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain; Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, CT USA; The Warehouse, Dallas, TX USA.
His paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY USA; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL USA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA USA; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO USA; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA USA, among other museums.