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Will Martyr, my new favourite artist

March 29, 2017

Having a pootle around Soho with a little time to kill between record shops last month, I took a moment to check out Unit gallery on Wardour St. It's a great little space put together by a couple of frustrated artists (aren't we all) wanting to break down some of the usual barriers that exist between artists and audiences. 

 

 

 

One particular artist that caught my attention whole-heartedly was Will Martyr, an exceptionally talented chap who immediately made me think of British artist David Thorp, who's work graced the sleeves of Engineers early releases on Echo Records. It made me think of the John Barry soundtrack to On Her Majesty's Secret Service. All late 60's Futurism and stunning landscapes, executed with a fresh and clean technique of bold acrylic on canvas.

 

Martyr's paintings are striking and dynamic, with some comparing them to David Hockney's California swimming pools. Get used to seeing his work across my social feeds and on here again repeatedly. He's double lush.

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