Jason Martin, ‘Carrasquiera’, 2010, Phillips

Signature: signed, dated and inscribed "Jason Martin 2010 Motorcycle engine grease painting" on the reverse

Galerie Maurice, Palm Beach
Private Collection (acquired from the above in January 2013)
Sotheby's, New York, November 12, 2015, lot 572
Private Collection
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Jason Martin

Jason Martin makes sensual, almost three-dimensional paintings—compositions of thickly impastoed modeling paste painted a single, rich color. Martin bows to Abstract Expressionism with his obvious focus on process and the intensely expressive gesture that runs throughout his work. Although his paintings—ranging in size from 20 inches to six feet—appear to be non-objective investigations of the line separating painting from sculpture, Martin’s titles, such as Torah, Nocture, Genus, Aether, Crux, and Storm, suggest references to cultural experience, scientific knowledge, and the natural world.

British, b. 1970, Jersey, United Kingdom, based in London and Portugal