ARTIST STATEMENT


If Art has to be the only true form of truth and honesty, then painting is a conversation, a more or less disguised fight. Through the creative, there’s no other way but to be honest with yourself and the artwork that is being created. Being humble is essential. The creative process is stronger than the painter. The painting itself is ruled by truths that we can’t apprehend. There’s something above that dictates its needs too. The format and the medium do not matter. They vary depending on the intention, because each feeling requires a certain expression. Just like the same colour can mean an infinite number of things, one character exists on different levels and one painting can reveal several dimensions.

There’s no right or wrong intepretations of my work. It’s ok not to understand. No one needs to understand. The “why” doesn’t matter. Art should be related to a moment out of time. When everything stands still. It’s every painter’s mission to remind people that Art is something we can’t completely grasp. I don’t plan on defining anything. I don’t expect no specific reaction. Intimacy is the goal, the subject and the language. The move is the key.



mathieu.bernard.martin@gmail.com







EXHIBITIONS



La Vague Française
15 October 2014 – 15 December 2014
Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh (SCOTLAND)
GROUP EXHIBITION

m.o.v. & mobile
4 May 2012 – 7 June 2012
Galerie du Couloir, Paris (FRANCE)
SOLO EXHIBITION

Barcelona Showcase
14 July 2012
Casa Battlo, Barcelona (SPAIN)
GROUP EXHIBITION

Paper Thin
24 August 2011 – 04 September 2011
Colour by Numbers, Sydney (AUSTRALIA)
GROUP EXHIBITION

Up Close
16 June 2011
Colour by Numbers, Sydney (AUSTRALIA)
GROUP EXHIBITION







PUBLICATIONS



Men’s FUDGE
Issue 84 – July 2016
Interview, Artist Profile

Gamma Magazine
Issue 1 – Autumn/Winter 2014
Interview, Artist Profile

The Collective 57
June 2013

Boum!Bang!
2012
Article, Interview, Artist Profile

TENWORDSANDONESHOT
2012
Essay

Saatchi Online Selections
April 2012 - May 2016

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoma)
Submission Friday
April 2015 - June 2015