Works on Paper by Martin Beck
Beck's work reminds us that dream space is another geography,
besides the artist's studio, where nudity is right at home. AEQAI online 9-23-2017
Read: Temporal Slippage at the MS Rezny Gallery;
Read: A Quiet Revolution: Interview with Martin Beck
Read: The Thought-Provokers: Celebrating Artists & Creatives: Art and Life With Martin Beck
Upcoming exhibitions
In The Land of Pink and Blue, 2019 will be on exhibit October 5 - December 11 at the Reese Museum, Johnson City, TN
Study for a Boxer, 2019 will be on exhibit October 9 - November 14 at the Waterloo Arts Festival, Cleveland, OH
These physical exhibitions cancelled due to coronavirus, they are now online:
Political Man, 2019 is now online: Figure It Out
Armed, 2019 is now online: Malamegi Lab 15
INDA 13, Manifest Press 2019
Create Magazine, February 2019

On the whole, Martin Beck's latest works call our attention to the present and its position within a larger temporal trajectory. The tactility of his medium and his use of live drawing bring us, the audience, into a particular ephemeral and instantaneous moment, while his subject matter - the nude - calls our attention to a longer tradition of history. Similarly, Beck's use of abstract backgrounds works to remove us from a specific temporality, while the objects he often presents alongside his figures draw us back into our contemporary settings. Beck's work thus demands both proximity and distance, presence and detachment, from his viewers, creating a layered and multifaceted experience.

Emily Elizabeth Goodman 3/25/2019


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