If you’re traveling to Hong Kong, don’t miss internationally renowned British artist Jason Martin’s first solo show in the city.
In this impressive exhibition at Pearl Lam Galleries, Martin presents a new body of work in which each painting has been named after one of the world’s most notorious or tyrannical dictators.
The names used as titles for these works span across time and space, from ancient history to the Second World War, across Guatemala, Peru, Costa Rica, Japan, Turkey, and Vietnam. Franco, the historic military leader of Spain who still remains Europe’s longest running political dictator, is here represented by one of the largest works in the show. Further works have been titled after Tojo, the Japanese Prime Minister responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ataturk, the revolutionary statesman credited as the first President of Turkey, and Obregon, the Mexican President known for assassinating his predecessor.
Each has been composed in the artist’s signature style, using heavy impasto layers of oil paint tinted with vivid pure pigment.
Jason Martin’s Sacred Masters, Sacred Monsters: Denizens of the Demonic Demagogue is on view at Pearl Lam Galleries from March 15 to April 10, 2013.
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