Nüart Gallery is pleased to welcome our newest artist Lloyd Martin, an American artist known internationally for his rhythmically constructed abstract painting. In these paintings, each note holds its own, yet there is a velocity of linear, connective movement. Martin's work is characterized by a sensuous quality in the sometimes-brushy aggression of one vibrant color pushing against another. For the viewer, there is a visual pleasure in editing details of the work, allowing the eye to settle on a square here a rectangle there, imagining paintings within paintings. In exploring an architectural framework and structure, a sense of gravity provides weight to his flights of vibrant color. A pictorial truth radiates, where a strong engagement with the work of abstraction is palpable.
Lloyd Martin is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including The New York Times, ARTNews, Art In America, and NY Arts Magazine. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships in painting as well as two in drawing, revealing his heightened awareness of line and form. That skill is evident in his Landfall Press series of prints in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.