Jennifer Louise Martin’s work is imbued with an intrigue at the female psyche’s desire for unattainable beauty and perfection. Inspired by the gloss and allure of high fashion photography, which constantly perpetuates notions of physical ideology, Martin works to explore society’s preoccupation with perfection, versus reality.
Using carefully selected images as catalysts for her works, Martin manipulates these using the materiality of paint to create bold, arresting statements about our pursuit of perfection and highlight how the conflict between our perceptions and reality can control the contemporary psyche.
Her paintings undergo continual and challenging metamorphosis, which mimic the cognitive process. Hiding within the layers is an inquiry and response towards societal perception of where and how true beauty exists, creating a liberating journey away from the illusion of perfection.
November 2011: The Other Art Fair, Southbank, London
August 2011: Takt Residency Berlin
August 4th-13th 2009: Not just a pretty face, The Foundry, London
July 23rd-August 13th 2009: Artsdepot Open, London
March 19-29th 2009: Return to Reason, Gallery 77, London
Sept 5th-25th 2008: Barbs, Redgate Gallery, London
July 17th 2008: Re-working masters, Golden Square Art, London
August 2008: Let the Children Use It, Tacheles Building, Berlin
June 2007: Tescodisco, Hedges & Butler, London
21st April- 19th May 2007: Perfect Illusion, Solo Show at the Milo Gallery, Los Angeles
November 2006: Raid Projects Residency, Los Angeles
Sept-October 2006: Barnet Open, Artsdepot, London
July 2006: Final Show, Byam Shaw, London
August 2006: Jewish Artist of the Year Award, Christies, Ben Uri Gallery, London…Read More