Artist Talk: Jason Martin

In conjunction with the exhibition “Collaborations”, presented by Lisson Gallery & STPI.


Born in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, Jason Martin lives and works between London and Portugal. He has a BA from Goldsmiths, London, and is perhaps best known for his monochromatic paintings, where layers of oil or acrylic gel are dragged across hard surfaces such as aluminium, stainless steel or Plexiglas with a fine, comb-like piece of metal or board in one movement, often repeated many times. The resulting grooves and ridges absorb and reflect light, energizing the once monochrome surface with tonality. Martin does not use the material as a means to an end of representing objects; he celebrates the material itself. He is slated to begin his residency at STPI in March 2016. Recent exhibitions of Martin’s work include “Gestural Ubiquity” at Galeries Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais, Paris (2014) and “Patois” at Sala Gaspar, Barcelona (2013).