April 1, 2017
Matt R. Martin in residence
Matt R. Martin’s varied background has led him to develop an appreciation for the subtle nuances of human gesture. A myriad of artistic influences, including his mother’s passion for classical ballet, instilled a sense of the capability of the human form for expression far beyond that which can be achieved with words.
His work explores not only human postures and proprioception, but also its orientation which forces the viewer to consider the human form as a whole, along with its various gestures, shapes, and expressions of body language.
Martin’s artworks are a reflection of his ethos regarding figurative art as timeless, aiming to forge an emotional connection between artist and viewer through such a humble medium.