Martin Bennett, ‘Variant Flash Painting - When I Can No  Longer Fall In Love For The First Time’, 2016, Wilding Cran Gallery

About Martin Bennett

Martin Bennett is best known for what he has called his “Static Image Paintings” (2000-), which incorporate photography, digital manipulation, and traditional painting techniques, and typically feature flat, geometric planes of various colors. Each work is based on a photograph taken by Bennett during trips to Europe and Canada, which he then digitally reduces into black-and-white renderings and projects onto canvas, ultimately using the image as the basis for a painting. As a final step, Bennett sands down the surface of his painting such that the weave of the canvas becomes visible, creating a layered, textured effect.

Canadian, b. 1970, Winchester, United Kingdom, based in Saskatoon, Canada