Jason Martin – Works

Jason Martin, ‘Vertigo’, 2006
Jason Martin
Vertigo, 2006
Oil on aluminium
220 x 500 cm
86½ x 196¾ in

Vertigo is an outstanding example for Jason Martin’s brushed oil paintings. The smooth, gleaming monochrome oil paint, combed onto an aluminium ground in thin layers and gentle waves, traces the painter’s expressive gesture and creates an impression of mobility reminiscent of drapery, landscape or a geological formation. Like a curtain or a veil, the optical impression is located between the viewer and the extremely tense tactile quality of the picture surface. This dialectic of movement and stillness, which is so characteristic of painting, permeates all of Jason Martin’s work. The light models the brushwork, making it appear almost sculptural.
Jason Martin, ‘Untitled (Caribbean blue / Zinc green deep)’, 2020
Jason Martin
Untitled (Caribbean blue / Zinc green deep), 2020
Oil on aluminium
150 (h) x 150 x 10 cm
59 (h) x 59 x 4 in
Jason Martin, ‘Untitled (Quinacridone magenta / Fluorescent pink)’, 2019
Jason Martin
Untitled (Quinacridone magenta / Fluorescent pink), 2019
Mixed media on cotton duck (on aluminium)
168 x 168 cm
66¼ x 66¼ in
Jason Martin, ‘Untitled (Titanium White)’, 2018
Jason Martin
Untitled (Titanium White), 2018
Mixed media on velvet (on aluminium)
130 (h) x 130 x 10 cm
51¼ (h) x 51¼ x 4 in
Jason Martin, ‘Anjos II’, 2019
Jason Martin
Anjos II, 2019
Mixed media on aluminium
88 (h) x 74 x 10 cm
34¾ (h) x 29¼ x 4 in

The dark watery blue color of Anjos II changes in intensity. It is darker when looked at from one side and is lighter with a slight fluorescence from the other side. It is a beautiful and important painterly detail that intensifies the impact of the color, volume and space and gives the painting a strong physical presence.
Jason Martin, ‘Victorian’, 2010
Jason Martin
Victorian, 2010
Oil on aluminium
200 x 166 cm
78¾ x 65¼ in
Jason Martin, ‘Untitled (Permanent yellow deep / Permanent yellow)’, 2017
Jason Martin
Untitled (Permanent yellow deep / Permanent yellow), 2017
Oil on aluminium
58 (h) x 58 x 9 cm
22¾ (h) x 22¾ x 3½ in
Jason Martin, ‘Arrabel’, 2013
Jason Martin
Arrabel, 2013
Oil on aluminium
94 (h) x 70 x 10 cm
37 (h) x 27½ x 4 in

Arrabel has a dark magenta body color (see the upper left corner) and many thin layers of a darker, almost black color.
Jason Martin, ‘Untitled II’, 2018
Jason Martin
Untitled II, 2018
Mixed media and gold leaf on aluminium
76 x 57 cm
30 x 22½ in

This work has an all over texture and is gold-plated with gold leaf.  Jason Martin is referencing the use of gold in the history of painting when used for precious works or details in paintings.
Jason Martin, ‘Xahil’, 2015
Jason Martin
Xahil, 2015
Mixed media on aluminium (Quinacridone magenta)
46 (h) x 204 x 20 cm
18 (h) x 80¼ x 7¾ in

There are very few paintings Jason Martin has made in such a long stretched landscape format.  The work has a rich impasto, also around the edges, which makes it very three-dimensional. 
Jason Martin, ‘Fuji’, 2010
Jason Martin
Fuji, 2010
Oil on aluminium
300 (h) x 220 x 15 cm
118 (h) x 86½ x 6 in

Fuji is a wonderful example for Jason Martin’s brushed oil paintings. The smooth, gleaming monochrome oil paint, combed onto an aluminium ground in thin layers and gentle waves, traces the painter’s expressive gesture and creates an impression of mobility reminiscent of drapery, landscape or a geological formation.
Jason Martin, ‘Untitled (French Cassel Earth/ Scheveningen Black)’, 2018
Jason Martin
Untitled (French Cassel Earth/ Scheveningen Black), 2018
Oil on aluminium
68 x 58 cm
26¾ x 22¾ in
Jason Martin, ‘untitled’, 2018
Jason Martin
untitled, 2018
Bronze
65 (h) x 65 x 10 cm
25½ (h) x 25½ x 4 in
Jason Martin, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2018
Jason Martin
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie
2018