In our final exhibition of 2021, Sorelle is featuring abstract artist, Ned Martin. Beginning Saturday, October 9th, our full collection of abstract and representational paintings by Ned Martin will be on view. Light refreshments will be available in the gallery on opening day.
Ned's collection of work spans a variety of subject matter, including birds, female portraiture, natural forest-scapes, and pure abstraction. His style is evident throughout his entire body of work, though, with fragmented rectangles unifying the foreground and backgrounds of each piece, and the body of work as a whole.
Located in Brooklyn, Ned Martin is inspired by hectic city life. His work touches on the subjects of nature and community, which are drawn from his childhood memories of rural Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. Martin’s work is a commentary on the global society, and the idea that everything is connected as one. After studying Fine Arts at Towson State University in Maryland, Martin continued his formal art training at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore. Embracing his training and his meticulous process, Martin grinds his own paints. He has painted en plein air on the River Seine in Paris, Scotland, and Italy, all of which have shaped his artistic vision.
Reclaimed aluminum printing plates have become Martin’s sole painting surface. He often leaves a bit of aluminum plate visible through the painted surface to enhance the depth of the work.
“I have long believed artists are like mirrors," Martin says. "My job is to reflect that which others are missing while they go about their busy lives. I somehow wish my paintings were less biased, yet, my own emotions from life experiences are in every painting I create. While I still struggle with the idea, I must be completely honest that every painting is a self-portrait.”
About the exhibition, Sorelle owner Sandy Pelletier says, "Ned's work is so successful, in part because he delivers something brand new with each piece. His style is unmistakable, but there is something unique to be explored in each painting he creates."
The solo exhibition, titled Fragmented in Time, will be on view at our Westport, Connecticut gallery through October 31, 2021.
To see all original paintings, as well as open and limited edition prints by Ned Martin, visit his Artist Page.