Barry Martin

“Vain man, vision of a moment made;

Dream of a dream, shadow of a shade”

Looking intensively outside yourself, investigating with an inquiring mind and asking questions about the nature of reality, provide a platform informing an identity and authorship of the person.

Qualitative statements in art are not just the product of good technique, or tasteful conclusions, but must be given content through the actions outlined above. 

I’ve tried to pursue these objectives in my art, and sometimes a glimpse of the truth is revealed.  

Barry Martin has works in many public and private collections. They include: the Tate Gallery; the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Government Art Collection; the Arts Council of England; the British Council; English Heritage; the British Museum; the National Portrait Gallery; the Northern Arts Association; Museum of Modern Art, Paris; and many corporate collections

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"