Exploring the expressive faculties of color, America Martin’s new series, Bird Watching, is a celebration of animals and nature that is replete with whimsicality. In gestural abstractions, Martin captures a temporary stillness in each bird while maintaining the energy and spontaneity of flight. Layering bold swaths of color, her expressionist touch achieves a wildness and freedom that matches each of her aviary subjects. Within this pulsating inte¬rplay of color, texture, line, and shape, there is always America’s signature expression that identifies each work as an America Martin.
Influenced by her Colombian heritage, classicism, and modernist aesthetics, her work is both a humanist investigation and evocation of the relationship between the human form and the natural world. Adhering to most fundamental aspect of drawing - the line - to tell a story, Martin connects compositional elements with blocked areas of color to both inform and characterize her distinctive style. With unapologetic strokes and a bold palette, America’s forms hum with the vitality and vigor of the world around her.
AMERICA MARTIN (b. 1980, Los Angeles, CA) is a Colombian-American artist based in Los Angeles, California.
America Martin’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you're sure to find the right artistic expression!