George Martin

The first recipient of Art India Magazine’s Promising Artist Award in 2005, George Martin was born in Kerala in 1973. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture from the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvanthapuram in 1998, and his Master’s degree in the same from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, inost Article 2001.Martin’s solo shows include Cavities at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2008; Lost Article at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in 2007; and Footloose of Blue Pencil at Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2006. The artist has also participated in a number of group shows, the most recent being, From Surface to Origin: Journeys Through Recent Art From India and Thailand at Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok, in 2008; Shifting Terrains Altered Realities at the Shrine Gallery and Empire Art, New Delhi, in 2008; Images/Urban/Neon at 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai, in 2007; and Encode- Decode at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2006. Besides the Promising Artist Award, Martin also won the Kashi Visual Art Award in 2005.George Martin’s works are a spectral of luscious color. He paints a magical view of the world around us, which appears to be spinning at a dizzying speed. His acrylic abstractions exuberate copious amounts of energy and are an ultimate representation of modern urban life. There are no limitations to color or form in Martin’s visual extravaganza; in a single canvas he is able to merge multiple cultures. However, when viewed more carefully, Martin’s densely populated compositions resonate the transitory and disunited true nature of our world.