Jason Martin is a London based artist whose work is fundamentally concerned with the action of painting and paint itself: its material quality and sculptural potential. He infuses energy into each stroke calling to mind the action of abstract expressionism, as well as minimalist paintings. Light plays across the sculpted surface of his thick overlaid brushstrokes echoing the dynamism and vigour of its creation. Most recently he has signaled a departure from his monochrome paintings on an aluminum background, through his sculptural piece Behemoth; a huge sculptural block of undulating raw cork, dyed with black pigment. The titles of Martin's works invite contemplation and emphasize their inherent narrative but their meaning is mutable.