Jarrad Martyn's practice explores how different moments in Australian history have been framed and how we engage with spaces after they have become abandoned. Through painting and installation Martyn employs the principles of bricolage 'something constructed from a diverse range of things' to bring together imagery and research to create a more conversational meaning of the history being explored. The use of paint which slips in-between figuration and expressionism encourages the audience to look longer to try an deduce what is unfolding and to ultimately consider how complicit they are prepared to be in that framing.
Martyn has work in the following:
Bunbury Biennial, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, 8th July-10th September.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Artist in residence, July-August.
Cossack Art Awards, Bond Store and Post and Telegraph Building,
Cossack, 23rd July- 13th August.
Group exhibition at Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda, 4th – 21st September.