About the artist

Jason Martin CV


Born 1970

Lives and works in London




1990-93 Goldsmiths College, London, BA (Hons)

1989-90 Chelsea School of Art, London




2011 ‘Jason Martin’, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA

2010 ‘The Roaring Forties’, Fine Art Society, London

2009 ‘Jason Martin’, Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne, France

2009 ‘Vigil’, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venezia, Italy

2009 ‘Jason Martin’, Renwick Gallery, New York City, NY

2009 ‘Luxe, Calme et Volupte’, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2008 ‘Nomad’, CAC Malaga, Spain

2008 ‘Oceania’ L.A. Louver, Los Angeles

2008 ‘Nomad’ Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca

2008 ‘Rock’ Centro Brasileiro Britanico, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2007 ‘For Gods Sake’, Kunstverein Kreis Gŭtersloh, Gŭtersloh touring to Moenchehaus museum, Goslar, Germany, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

2007 ‘Atlas’, Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery, Naples, Italy  

2006 ‘Jason Martin, Nude’ Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

2006 ‘Jason Martin, Arcadia’ Galerie Mário Sequeira’, Braga, Portugal

2005 ‘Jason Martin’, CAC Málaga, Spain

2004 Lisson Gallery, London

2004 ‘Jason Martin’, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles

2003 ‘Jason Martin: New Paintings’, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France

2003 ‘Jason Martin’, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

2002 ‘Pink 001’, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France

2000 Galleria Claudia Gian Ferrari, Milan L.A. Louver, Los Angeles

1999 Lisson Gallery, London

1998 Stadtische Galerie Nordhorn

1998 Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1997 Lisson Gallery, London 
Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya

1996 Lisson Gallery, London




2010 ‘It must be abstract’, Galleria Cardi, Milan

2010 ‘3 x 3’, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

2010 ‘Cheat Codes: lessons in love’, Antena, Chicago

2009 ‘In-Finitum’ Fortuny Museum, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2009 Group Show, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

2009 ‘PAISAJES CRUZADOS Miradas a la colección de Es Baluard’, Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca

2009 ‘Antes de ayer y pasado mañana; o lo que puede ser pintura hoy’, MACUF Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, A Coruña

2008 ‘Black and White’, Gallery Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway

2008 ‘Las Vegas Collects Contemporary’, Las Vegas Art Museum, USA

2008 ‘Aurum’ L'or dans l'art contemporain, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland

2007-2008  ‘Alan Charlton, Günther Förg, Jason Martin, Niele Toroni’, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Belgium

2007 ‘Art Futures’, Bloomberg Space, London

2007 ‘Painting in the Noughties’, Letterkenny Art Centre, Lettrkenny, Ireland

2007 ‘Monochromed 2’, The Fine Art Society, London

2007 ‘Atlas’, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy

2007 ‘Beyond Sensation’, Jersey Museum, Channel Islands

2007 ‘Whiteout’, Fine Art Society, London

2006 ‘The Art of White’, The Lowry, Salford Quays, London

2006 ‘Monochromed’, The Fine Art Society, London

2006 Inaugural opening new wing Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA

2006 ‘Until it makes sense’, Seventeen, London / Ropac, Paris

2006 ‘Seven Rooms Seven Artists’, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California, USA

2005 14th Rome Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

2005 ‘Visioni’ 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino’, Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy

2005 ‘Extreme Abstraction’, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

2005 ‘Skyshout – Painting after Painting’, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2004 ‘L’Ultima Cena’ (The Last Supper), Castel Dell’Ovo, Naples, Italy

2004 ‘Monochrome’, Reina Sofia, Madrid (curated by Barbara Rose)

2004 ‘Painting as Process’, Earl Lu Gallery, La Salle College of Arts, Singapore

2003 ‘The Galleries Show’, The Royal Academy, London

2002 ‘Colour White’, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

2001 Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2001 ‘A Shot in the Head’, Lisson Gallery, London

2001 MOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

2001 ‘British Abstract Painting 2001’, Flowers East, London

2000 ‘Blue’, New Gallery of Walsall, Walsall, UK

2000 ‘La painture des Martin’, Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

2000 ‘The Gulf prize European Biennial of the Visual Arts’, La Spezia, Italy (prize)

2000 ‘Century of Innocence - the Story of the White Monochrome’ Rooseum - Centre for Contemporary Art in Malmo, Sweden, touring

1999 ‘Pictures for Pleasure (Twelve Artists Twelve Rooms)’, Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria

1999 Angesichts’, Städttische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhon, Germany

1999 ‘Post-Hypnotic’, University Galleries, New York (touring to the MAC, Dallas; The Atlanta College Art Gallery, The Chicago Cultural Centre and the Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota, Naples Museum of Art and Massachusettes College of Art)

1999 ‘Postmark: An Abstract Effect’, Site Santa Fe, USA

1999 ‘Abstrakt’, Max Gandoff Library, Salzburg, Austria

1999 ‘A Line in Painting’, Gallery Fine, London

1999 ‘Together: Artists in support for the homeless’, The Passage House, London

1999 ‘John Moores 21’, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, (prize)

1999 ‘Painting Language’, LA Louver, California

1998 ‘Short Stories’, One In the Other Gallery, 1 Tenterground, London

1998 ‘Natwest Art Prize 1998’, Lothbury Gallery, London

1998 ‘Tension’, Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1998 ‘The Erotic Sublime’, Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria

1998 ‘Small works’, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

1997 ‘In Time’, Galerie Le Sous-Sol, Paris

1997 ‘Finish’, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1997 ‘Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection’, Royal Academy, London (touring in the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York).

1996 ‘About Vision. New British Painting in the 1990s’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; touring to Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Christchurch Mansion, 
Ipswich; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; Jerwood Painting Prize, Lethaby Galleries, Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London

1995 ‘From Here’, Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert Gallery, London  

1995 ‘Real Art. A New Modernism. British Reflexive Painters in the 1990s’, Southampton City Art Gallery (touring to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Leeds City Art Gallery

1995 ‘Postscript’, Lisson Gallery, London

1995 ‘Five Contemporary British Painters’, Galerij S65, Belgium

1995 ‘Four Paintings’, PAP Gallery, Tokyo

1994 ‘The Curator's Egg’, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

1994 ‘Recent Painting’, Lisson Gallery, London

1994 Surface Tensions’, Curwen Gallery, London

1993 ‘Wonderful Life’, Lisson Gallery, London

1992 ‘Contemporary Artists’, Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, USA




2006 Monochromed, The Fine Art Society, London

2006 Jason Martin, Nude, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

2004 Jason Martin, Charta; text by Andrew Renton

2004 Jason Martin, Arcadia, Galerie Mário Sequeira’, Portugal

2003 An Intelligent Persons Guide To Modern Art, Steven Farthing

2003 Colour White, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, England

1999 A line in painting, Gallery Fine, London (Exh. Cat.); Text by Bryan Robertson

1999 Abstrakt, Max Gandoff Library, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (Exh. 
Cat.); Text by Christine Buci Glucksmann

1999 This is Modern Art. Matthew Collings

1998 Jason Martin, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Lisson Gallery, London. (Exh Cat); Text by Mark Gisbourne 
The Natwest Art Prize 1998, Lothbury Gallery, London (Exh.Cat.); Text by Lynn MacRitchie

1995 From Here, Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert Gallery, London (Exh Cat);Text by Andrew Wilson 
Real Art.

1995 A New Modernism. British Reflexive Painters in the 1990s, Southampton City Art Gallery (touring to Stedelijk Museum, Alst; Leeds City Art Gallery), (Exh Cat); Text by Brian Muller

1996 About Vision. New British Painting in the 1990s, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, (Exh Cat)



Bibliography: Selected Articles and Reviews


2004 “Where do we go from here”, Sue Hubbard, The Independent 26/04/04

2003 “Jason Martin”, Nick Hackworth, Contemporary (special issue on painting), issue 58, December 2003, 82-85.0

2002 Sarah Wise, “Mighty white”, The Guardian, 11-05-2002, p. 5

2002 Sue Hubbard, “Whiter than white”, Art Review, July/August 2002, Vol. LIII, p. 93- 

2002 Martin Gayford, “Spotlight on the middleman”, The Daily Telegraph”, 13 Sep. 2002

2002 Jared Schiller, “Playing it safe in the art world”, Morning Star 2 Oct 2002

2002 “Frame & fortune’, Wallpaper, London, July 2002.
“Bright Young Things”, ES Magazine, 05/09/02.

2001 Christopher Miles, “Flaunt Magazine, L.A.”, Los Angeles, March, 01

2001 Peter Clothier, “Jason Martin”, Artnews, p. 160, February 01

2001 Maite Lorés, “Kulturbro/Cultural Bridge 2000”, pp. 72-73, Contemporary Visual Arts, issue 33

2000 Chin -Tao WU, “Special Report: Sensation ends in reason”, Art China”, Nr. 16, 

2000 Jan 
Nicoletta Cobolli Gigli, “Jason Martin, con i monocronmi scopro un iedita illusione”, Arte (Italy), p.96-101, Feb.2000

2000 DD’A, “Moving Imagery”, Tate, The Art Magazine, p. 10, Spring 2000

2000 F.M., “Jason Martin”, Beaux Arts, p.91, Oct 2000

2000 Edgar Schmitz, “A Shot in the Head”, Kunstforum, Germany, pp.417-418, Oct.-Dec.00

2000 “Vogue; The Gold Issue”, December, pp. 136

1999 Keith Patrick, “Ten Years After”, Contemporary Visual Arts, issue 21.

1999 David Green, “Abstract Paintings”, Contemporary Visual Arts, issue 21

1999 Rex Weil, “Jason Martin”, ARTnews, February, p.113

1999 Anna Moszynska, “Jackson Pollock revisited”, Contemporary Visual Arts, issue 22, pp. 46-53

1999 Colin Gleadell, “The shape of Things to Come”, Art Monthly, no.226, p.45

1999 Martin Coomer, Time Out, 13 Oct 99
L.B., “Our Choice of London contemporary galleries”, The Art Newspaper, No.96, p.68, October 1999

1999 Grady Turner, “Sensation – “Sick Stuff”!”, Flash Art, p. 57, Nov. – Dec. 99

1999 Barbara Pollack, “Sensation” (Brooklyn), p.191, ART News, Nov 99

1998 Jane Burton, “Jason Martin”, Artnews, London, May 1998, Vol.97, No.5, p.158

1998 Genevieve Francon, “Is This Art? You`re the Judge?”, The Independent, London, 
24 May, p.35-38

1998 Roberta Smith, “Jason Martin”, The New York Times, September 25, 1998

1998 Eleanor Heartney, “Jason Martin at Robert Miller”, Art in America, December

1998 Allan Woods, ‘Jason Martin, interview’, Transcript, vol 3 issue 2

1997 Andrew Wilson, “The Vision Thing”, Art Monthly, London, January

1997 Andrew Lambirth, “Fashion Parade”, Spectator London, 4 January

1997 Celia Lyttleton, “Back to the canvas”, Tatler, London, February

1997 Iain Robertson, “Absolut vision, New British painting in the 1990’s”, The Art Newspaper, London, No. 67, February, p.19

1997 Richard Shone, “Exhibition Reviews: Oxford, About Vision”, The Burlington Magazine, London, March, pp.208-209

1997 Dawn Fulcher, “Previews - Finish. Ian Davenport, Alexis Harding, Jane Harris, Jason Martin”, Contemporary Visual Art, London, Issue 14

1997 Sortiris Kyriacou, “Jason Martin”, Galleries, London, July, p.13

1997 Jon Parr, “Insider Dealing: Lisson up”, London Museums and Art Galleries, London, August, p.19

1997 Kate Bernard, “Galleries: Choice”, Hot Tickets (The Evening Standard), London, 10 July

1997 John Slyce, “Jason Martin, The Lisson Gallery”, What’s On, London, 6 August, p.19

1997 Sacha Craddock, The Times, London, 26 August

1997 Martin Coomer, “Jason Martin”, Time Out, London, 27 August

1997 “Reviews”, Attitude, London, August

1997 John Russell Taylor, “Great British Hopes”, The Times, London, September 10

1997 Dan Glaister, “Art that hasn’t been painted into a corner”, The Guardian, London, 29 September, p.18

1997 Peter Wollen, “Thatcher’s Artists”, London Review of Books, 30 October, p.7

1997 Tony Godfrey, “Exhibition Reviews: London, Recent exhibitions of contemporary art”, The Burlington Magazine, London, October, p.714

1997 Eugene Tan, “Jason Martin”, Contemporary Visual Arts, London, Issue 16, p.72 Michael Glover, “Jason Martin”, Artnews, New York, November, p 241

1997 Jed Perl, “A Tempest in a Teapot”, Modern Painters, London, Winter 1997, Vol.10, No.4, pp.53-55

1997 Mark Gisbourne, “ The Contemporaries’ Contemporaries”, Contemporary Visual Arts, London, Issue 17, p.31

1997 Roy Exley, “Raids on the Beautiful”, Contemporary Visual Arts, London, Issue 17, p.50-55

1996 Charles Hall, Art Review, March, London, pp.32-34

1996 Chris Gray, The Oxford Times, 8 November 
Richard Ingleby, The Independent, London, 9 November

1996 Tim Hilton, “The best painting in Britain?”, Independent on Sunday, London, 17 November

1996 John McEwen, “It’s young, it’s British, it’s Cool”, Sunday Telegraph, London, 17 November

1996 William Feaver, “Crooked Style”, The Observer, London, 17 November

1996 Philip Hensher, “Left reeling from the schlock of the new”, Mail on Sunday

1996 Adrian Searle, “The best of British painting?”, The Guardian, London, 19 November

1996 Andrew Graham-Dixon, “On the surface”, The Independent, London, 19 November

1996 William Packer, “A talent for the derivative”, Financial Times, London,

1996 Richard Cork, “Paint your Bandwagon”, The Times, London, 31 December

1996 Philip Hensher, “Bad Art”, Modern Painters, London, Winter

1995 Martin Gayford, “The medium that refused to die”, The Daily Telegraph, London, 12 April

1995 Michael Archer, “Licensed to Paint”, Art Monthly, No.186, London, May, pp.8-10

1995 Brian Muller, “Real Art - A New Modernism. British Reflexive Painters in the Nineties”, Art Press, No.202, Paris, May, pp.51-55

1995 David Barrett, “From Here”, Everything, No.16, London, p.8

1995 Martin Maloney, “London. Current British Art”, The Burlington Magazine, London, June, pp.405-407

1995 Martin Maloney, “London’s Wannabe Art Scene”, Flash Art International, No.184, Milan, October, pp.60-61

1994 Geraldine Norman, "Monochromes Stage a Gallery Comeback", The Independent, London, 1 August

1994 Sarah Kent, "Art Preview", Time Out, London, 17 August

1994 William Feaver, "Art Far from Calling the Kettle Black", The Observer, London, 31 July, p.13

1994 Sacha Craddock, The Times, London, 24 August 1994

1994 Adrian Searle, "Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Off to Work They Go",The Independent, London, 30 August

1994 Brian Muller, "On Painting II", Art Monthly, No. 179, London, Sept., pp. 18-20

1993 Michael McNay. "Shooting Stars", The Guardian, London, 2 August

1993 Richard Dorment. "Hypnotised by a handful of stars", The Daily Telegraph, London, 11 August

1993 Victoria Combalía. "Telas con gato", Babelia, Madrid,11 September

1993 Laura Cottingham. "Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery", Frieze, Issue 12, London, September-October

1993 Andrew Wilson. "Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London", Forum International, Belgium, Vol.IV, No.19, Oct/Nov, p.136

1993 "It's a Wonderful Life at the Lisson", Flash Art News, Vol.XXVI, no.172, p.60

1993 Ruiko Harada, "From London", Bijutsu Techo Monthly Art Magazine, Japan, Vol.45, no.678, pp.148-149





Open University, Abstract Art, BBC2 Close up, BBC2 for Channel 4
This is Modern Art, Channel 4




1988 Sohen Ryu Tea Ceremony Foundation, Kamakura, Japan




Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, USA

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, UK

Collection Group e Lhoist, Brussels, Belgium

Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA

Deutsche Bank Collection, UK

FNAC, Paris, France
 Government Art Collection

IVAM, Valencia, Spain

Jersey Museum, Channel Islands

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

Museum of Modern Art, La Spezia, Italy,

NatWest Art Collection, UK

Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany

Thyssen- Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna,

Austria Sammlung Essl, Vienna,Austria

CAC, Malaga, Spain

Asturius Musem,Spain

Wurth Collection,Germany

Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Germany

Es Baluard Museum, Palma, Mallorca, Spain




selected works


past exhibitions

28 June – 17 August 2016


Summer Show

Vigo Gallery
8 October – 9 November 2012


Vigo Gallery
29 June – 23 September 2012

London Twelve

City Gallery of Prague


2011Oil on aluminium215 x 180 cm / 84 5/8 x 70 7/8 in


Oil on Aluminium 250 x 280 cm / 98 3/8 x 110 1/4 in


2011Oil on aluminium175 Ø cm / 68 7/8  Ø in