George Martin (b.1973)
George did his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture from College of Fine Arts,
Thiruvanthapuram in 1998 and Master of Visual Arts, Sculpture in 2001 from
Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata.
The first recipient of Art India Magazine’s Promising Artist Award in 2005,
George Martin’s works are a riot of luscious color. He paints a magical view of
the world around us, which appears to be spinning at a dizzying speed. His acrylic
abstractions exude energy and are an ultimate representation of modern urban
Martin’s recent solo shows include ‘Cavities’ at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in
2008; ‘Lost Article’ at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in 2007; and ‘Footloose of
Blue Pencil’ at Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2006. The artist has also participated
in a number of group shows, the most recent being, ‘From Surface to Origin:
Journeys Through Recent Art From India and Thailand’ at Gallery Soulflower,
Bangkok, in 2008; ‘Shifting Terrains Altered Realities’ at the Shrine Gallery and
Empire Art, New Delhi, in 2008; ‘Images/Urban/Neon’ at 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai, in
2007; and ‘Encode- Decode’ at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2006. Martin has
also won the Kashi Visual Art Award in 2005. The artist lives and works in Delhi.


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