Approved: 16.08.2006

Nick Martin

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Approved: 16.08.2006

This written statement could discuss issues including abstraction and representation, colour and texture, emptiness and detail, figure and ground, surface and depth, illusion and reality, the relationship between interior and exterior form, the different ways in which paint can be seen, the physical qualities of paintings as material objects, the everyday wonder of images, the history of art, and the

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  • Location: Ammanford, Wales
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: 3d object, animal, ceramic, shaped, square, stripe, black, bottle, everyday, object, portrait, fragment, white, domestic, jar
 

Biography

This written statement could discuss issues including abstraction and representation, colour and texture, emptiness and detail, figure and ground, surface and depth, illusion and reality, the relationship between interior and exterior form, the different ways in which paint can be seen, the physical qualities of paintings as material objects, the everyday wonder of images, the history of art, and the mystery and beauty of things. But the constructed and painted statement is the one I want to make; it cannot be translated exactly into words. Paintings can be both a flat object smeared with a coloured substance and an image of something else. These paintings are made using photographs and illustrations as source material. Sometimes these are derived from my own images, sometimes they are found elsewhere. I usually work on two or more paintings at once, over a period of several weeks.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1995 - MA, Fine Art, Cardiff Institute of Higher Education 1979 - BA, Fine Art, Goldsmiths College School of Art, London 1976 - Foundation Course, Canterbury College of Art, Canterbury Solo exhibitions 2010 - Paintism, Oriel Lliw, Pontardawe 2009 - A Million Years of Nothing, Mission Gallery, Swansea 2001 - Selected Smaller Works 1976-2001, Central Library, Swansea 1996 - Coloured Surfaces, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 1995 - Current and Recent Work, Canton Library, Cardiff Group exhibitions 2009 - Open Exhibition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (regularly since 2000) 2008 - Curious Collecting, Art Gallery, Scarborough 1996 - Exhibition, Norwegian Church, Cardiff 1995 - Dyfed Art Show 3, Carmarthen Library 1995 - MA Degree Exhibition, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff 1993 - 10th Anniversary Show, St Davids Hall, Cardiff 1993 - Wales Open Art Show, Aberystwyth Arts Centre 1987 - Open Exhibition, South London Gallery, London 1979 - BA Degree Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London 1978 - New Contemporaries, ICA, London