Following the lineage laid down by mid 20th Century Expressionism and coupled with a brace of Minimal Abstraction, the paintings of English artist Jason Martin touch the edge of sculpture by his use of thickened layers of oil or acrylic painted at first on reflective stainless steel or aluminum surfaces and more recently on wood panels and often in one or two broad-stroke movements until a balance is achieved. This dynamic surface results in a color-rich pigment emphasizing the gesture as subject. When bringing his ideas to the print medium, the artist chose the technologies of the Mixografía® Workshop to go about making his first series of prints, each in solid colors printed in high relief, and all echoing the hypnotic gestured swirl now widely regarded in the paintings from his first decade of acclaimed practice. Born in 1970 on Jersey, a part of the Channel Islands group between France and England, he lives and works in Middlesex. He studied at both the Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths College in London, and upon graduation his work was immediately exhibited in a group show at the Lisson Gallery in 1993. In 1997 his paintings were included in “Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection,” and the following year, the artist was invited to exhibit at the Liverpool Biennial, and he was short-listed for the NatWest Art Prize, the UK’s richest art grant award. Since that time, his career has enjoyed world-wide recognition with major museum exhibitions and additional gallery representation throughout Europe, the United States and Mexico.