Artist in paper collage, monoprints, mosaic and Formica, born in Edinburgh, where he attended the College of Art, 1975–80, gaining an honours degree after studies under Robin Philipson and Denis Peploe. His work was influenced by “Greek and Roman art, Japanese erotic art (Shunga), Roman mosaics, pop music videos, poster art of the 1920s, computer art, 1950s cartoons and Kitaj”. Martin moved to Brighton, Sussex, in 1982, and had a number of artist-residencies in the south, including Royal Pavilion, Brighton, and Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, kitemaking, both 1983; Ramsgate Library, 1989; and Broadstairs Library, 1991. Among a series of public commissions were a painting of the Royal Festival Hall, 1984; banner for Canterbury Festival, 1987; Alban Park Mosaic, St Albans, 1990; and St George’s Hospital, Tooting, mosaic, in collaboration with Marion Brandis, 1991.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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