Donald Martiny

 

 

Dyugun

Dyugun

40 x 43 inches / 101.6 x 109.2 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Nukuini

Nukuini

43 x 48 inches / 109.2 x 121.9 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Xegwi

Xegwi

27 x 34 inches / 68.5 x 86.3 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Iowa-Oto

Iowa-Oto

37 x 47 inches / 93.9 x 119.3 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Susquehannock

Susquehannock

85 x 67 inches / 216 x 170 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Omurano

Omurano

95 x 45 inches / 241 x 114 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Yabaâna

Yabaâna

84 x 75 inches / 213 x 190 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Katabaga

Katabaga

24 x 48 inches / 61 x 122 cm - 22 x 28 inches / 56 x 71 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Zhang-Zhung (Lonely Journey)

Zhang-Zhung (Lonely Journey)

82 x 75 inches / 208 x 190 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Buyeo

Buyeo

72 x 42 inches / 183 x 107 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Silla

Silla

45 x 42 inches / 114 x 107 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2014

Gafat

Gafat

42 x 26 inches / 107 x 66 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2014

U'wa

U'wa

78 x 45 inches / 298 x 114 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2013

Berti

Berti

19 x 20 inches / 48 x 50 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Dirari

Dirari

32 x 14.5 inches / 81.2 x 36.8 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Nank'i

Nank'i

19 x 20 inches / 48 x 50 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Bishuo

Bishuo

23 x 22 inches / 58.4 x 55.8 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Wila

Wila

11 x 12 inches / 27.9 x 30.4 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2016

Ba-Shu

Ba-Shu

7 x 5 inches / 17 x 12 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2015

Powhaton

Powhaton

9 x 17 inches / 23 x 43 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2014

40 x 43 inches / 101.6 x 109.2 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201643 x 48 inches / 109.2 x 121.9 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201627 x 34 inches / 68.5 x 86.3 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201637 x 47 inches / 93.9 x 119.3 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201685 x 67 inches / 216 x 170 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201695 x 45 inches / 241 x 114 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201684 x 75 inches / 213 x 190 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201624 x 48 inches / 61 x 122 cm - 22 x 28 inches / 56 x 71 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201682 x 75 inches / 208 x 190 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201672 x 42 inches / 183 x 107 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201645 x 42 inches / 114 x 107 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201442 x 26 inches / 107 x 66 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201478 x 45 inches / 298 x 114 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201319 x 20 inches / 48 x 50 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201632 x 14.5 inches / 81.2 x 36.8 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201619 x 20 inches / 48 x 50 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201623 x 22 inches / 58.4 x 55.8 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 201611 x 12 inches / 27.9 x 30.4 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 20167 x 5 inches / 17 x 12 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 20159 x 17 inches / 23 x 43 cm, polymer & dispersed pigment on aluminum, 2014

 

I work with paint, color, and form; elements from the history of painting often referring to color or manner of paint application from diverse areas on the art-historical timeline.  While I highly value the history of painting I do not feel beholden to it.

My current exploration is in the presence and power of gesture made to exist forever in the present.  What I want to happen is for the space between the painting and the viewer to become activated, encouraging the viewer to form a relationship and interact with the work.
Beyond an observational viewing experience, I am encouraging engagement and participation with the painting.
By eschewing the ground (canvas or panel) altogether, the painting directly addresses the viewer and relates more dynamically to the space around it.

These massive brushstrokes offer a potent exchange inviting the viewer closer, even inside the work. The intimacy is instantaneous and intensely visceral.

Donald Martiny has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, including shows at Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN, the Contemporary Art Museum of Raliegh, NC, and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.  His work can be found in private collections in Amsterdam, London, Paris, Philadelphia, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Martiny has studied at the School of Visual Arts, NY, The Art Students League of New York, New York University, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Donald Martiny is represented by Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.