Gallerysmith now representing Martin King - Art Collector

Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith

Melbourne’s Gallerysmith has announced their representation of Martin King, one of Australia's leading printmakers with more than 40 solo exhibitions to his name in a career spanning three decades.

King's work responds to the Australian landscape, most visibly by making connections between land, sea and air. Heavily influenced by his natural surroundings, King's earlier works on paper traced the movement of rain shadows and the effect of weather patterns across undulating terrain and vast tracts of desert. His more recent works retain that influence. He expresses the fragility of human relationships with nature using simple motifs that convey a paradoxical vision of the Australian landscape as both tranquil and unsettling.

King was the recipient of the 2006 works on paper prize and the 2003 R M McGivern art prize, among many other accolades and commissions. He will present a new body of work at Gallerysmith in April this year,
alongside Sue Lovegrove and Charmaine Pike. The artist is also represented by King Street gallery in Sydney.

Larissa Bricis

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