I wasn’t going to post this evening, but Matt R. Martin’s art keeps popping into my mind. As I compose this article, my wife and I are listening to a Canadian true crime podcast. The narrator of the podcast is Australian. Born in Australia, Matt R. Martin is a contemporary, realist oil painter. His paintings typically depict male and female figures dealing with some form of internal conflict. The subject’s faces are usually hidden from the viewer or have been altered in some fashion. There is a sense of longing and loneliness in his paintings: a charming melancholy.
Matt R. Martin has several limited edition giclee prints available for purchase. Prints are priced between $190-$250AUD ($150-$200 usd). I will have to purchase ‘Distant’ at some point. It’s pretty incredible!
Prints are available here: http://www.mattmartinart.com/store/