Martin Bell works across various disciplines including drawing, photography and sculpture. His work has been exhibited at Hell Gallery, Melbourne, the Australian Centre for Photography and Powerhouse Museum Sydney and also in association with the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Martin has released numerous publications; and published two books My Birthday Party 2007 and Martin Bell From the Fourth Dimension 2010.Read More
Layering inspiration in a completely original, celebratory manner, he takes visual pointers from 18th century French fabric decorative art Toile de Jouy, the world’s first engineer, Vitruvius, Roman artist of imagined prisons Piranesi, as well as Melbourne landscape painter Arthur Streeton....If you relax and just let the whole thing soak into your brain, it all makes perfect, ridiculous sense. Every single piece of the puzzle is considered, every element a key player in Martin’s wonderful imagination/reality.
Max Olijnyk 2010
Text courtesy Tolarno Galleries.