Anna McNay

Review of Jason Martin: Infinitive at Lisson Gallery


Jason Martin: Infinitive

Lisson Gallery (52-54 Bell Street)

11 May – 23 June 2012

Walking into the Lisson Gallery on one of the hottest days of the year, I already feel as if I am melting. To then be confronted with the molten metal slabs, vibrant pigment swirls, and larger-than-life burnt woodpile that form Jason Martin’s (born 1970) latest exhibition only seems to increase the intensity of the heat. His paintings have always been almost sculptural in their dynamic, dense, and hand-worked surfaces – an exploration of the materiality of paint – but these latest pieces are so full of vigour that they seem to be transmuting before your very eyes.

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