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
 

Warrior, 2019 will be on view at the Indianapolis Art Center as part of the exhibition Body Building: The Art of the Human Figure, February 21 April 8, 2020
Good or Bad Man, 2019 will be on view at the IU Kokomo Art Gallery as part of the exhibition , Representation Matters: I See Me, February 5 - March 6, 2020
Two Figures, 2019 and Patriarchal Funk #4, 2018  will be on view at the Third LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition at the LaGrange Art Museum, February 21 - April 15, 2020
 
Publications:
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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