Cameron Martin

American, 1970 -
Cameron Martin is best known for his large-scale, photographically based landscape paintings. In 2014, he began working against this approach, returning to elements that he felt brought back a sense of play and freedom to his studio practice. This work is part of his recent non-objective output that addresses generative roles for abstraction. The small-scale painting maintains a distinct optical and conceptual framework comprised of both interconnected and disrupted forms. Speaking about his work, he says, “I often think of the paintings as operating the way a community ideally could, with strong individuals working in tandem, finding affinities but also antagonizing each other in order to produce something larger.”