July 26, 2011

Art Inspired: Jason Martin, Near By Far

Today's art inspired fashion post looks to Jason Martin, who is known for his sensuous monochromatic abstract paintings. His work has been exhibited around the world and can be found in public and private collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the Albright Knox Gallery, the Government Art Collection, UK, and Museum of Modern Art in Italy among others.

Jason Martin

Photo courtesy L.A. Louver


Last week I attended a small luncheon to celebrate the solo exhibition of new paintings by Jason Martin that opened at L.A. Louver. I wrote about his previous work a few years back, and was surprised to see such a colorful departure. The new works explore the "near" and "far" of pictorial space, using a paste medium on panels of wood and aluminum. It was the shimmering application of intense pigments merging with the stilled movement of the paintings that drew me in--gold, violet, turquoise and magenta pieces that range from 22x18 inches to over 6x6 feet. I enjoyed seeing the next step in his evolution and Jason told me that he's now going forward from this semi-sculptural work and bringing the color into his next series of oils. I look forward to it!


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In this current fashion phase of color blocking, I find myself attracted equally if not more so, to full columns of color. There's nothing more dramatic than head-to-toe color. What do you think?


Elie Saab Ruffle Front Dress $2,350; Christian Dior Brown/Aubergine Frame Sunglasses $355; Guerlain Terracotta Blush & Sun $46; Marc Jacobs platform heels $695; Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick No. 22 Cherry Sorbet $32; Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Classic Billfold $430; Brian Danielle Garnet Diamond Studs $398.



p.s. To see more artists + fashion, click on the art inspired fashion links on the right index.

34 comments :

quintessence said...

Thank you for the introduction to Martin's work! And loving all your colorful picks even though I can't wear this shade. I bought a colorblock outfit this spring in grass green. I've worn the skirt but not yet together with the top - have to wait for cooler weather - it's long sleeved.

fashion and frank said...

I think i really like it - i like the idea of head to toe bizarrely by my former fashion sensibilities and i love burgundy for this winter - great post!! xx
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Alexa said...

Oh my gosh Mary Jo. That dress is simply stunning. I love that color...and the ruffles...nice touch!
xo
Alexa

Couture Carrie said...

OMG love that painting and the look it inspired!
Thanks for introducing me to this artist!

xoxox,
CC

Saretta said...

It's definitely more sophisticated and chic! Love that painting, too!

Allison said...

I adore art, and love the way that bloggers like yourself draw inspiration from art to create such a stunning outfit (that is clearly a piece of art in and of itself!).
Lovely post!

Krystal said...

i also love the full columns of color, I never totally got in to color blocking, I'm def more of a monochromatic girl!

Notes She Wrote said...

I like the head to toe color idea! I've never done it before, so I should try! The outfit you came up with is beautiful, that color is stunning :)


Notes She Wrote

Mani said...

So luxurious and sexy! Amazing selection! The painting is fabulous too!


hugs and kisses by Mani.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

The art piece is incredible and I love the outfit with it -- you really were inspired by it. I'm a huge fan of color blocking, as long as it isn't a ton of black. A single color is so sophisticated.

Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

I was unfamiliar with Jason Martin's work-- but it is very interesting and the sunglasses are great!

LPC said...

This is so beautiful it makes me want to either swoon or eat goat cheese.

BeachVintage.com said...

Head to toe colour.....I love it!

Whimsy Being said...

I have to agree, the monochromatic look is so cool! I'd definitely love to experiment with that :) Really enjoyed this art inspired post and love that rich, plum color :)

classiq said...

I really like it. Thank you for sharing this, Mary Jo. I am craving a monochromatic look, and even better, in variations of the same colour. :)
Ada

JennySchu. said...

This post was the perfect start to my morning. I am so in love with color blocking and I love the pieces you put together! (I love those stud earrings too). I normally don't do reds, but I'm pretty excited about rocking a good "bordeaux" color!

MM said...

Thank you, sweetie for this art inspired post! I love it!

This look is one of my favorite! I really love this color!

xoxoxo

PS: I was so happy that you too are a ladybug lover :-)

Cafe Fashionista said...

This is seriously one of my favorite fall colors, Mary Jo - love, love, love!

P.S. I'm on deadline this morning; but I plan on e-mailing you sometime this afternoon!! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow that piece of art is captivating! I love how textural it is. And the color is my favorite. The outfit you put together is something I would wear in a heartbeat :)

Hope you're having a great week! xoxo

katie said...

ooooh!! must have those mj shoes!!!

Audrey Allure said...

Love the outfit, I like how it's all one amazing color.

rebecca said...

i'm loving this beautiful shade of burgundy. stunning.

Callie Grayson said...

I love that dress! and the colour *swooning*
I really enjoy his artwork, so much depth and gorgeous colour!!

Thank you for the comment about sass! and so sorry to hear about Pasha!! hugs to you!!

xx
callie

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Jess said...

That dress is GORGEOUS! I love that color.

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Bourbon&Pearls said...

Oh this is all so deeply edible, I love this rich cassis colour.

the nyanzi report said...

great work from this massively talented individual. love the selection too.

Bad Joan said...

This color is awesome!!!

GTBB,
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Design Elements said...

w o n d e r f u l! i feel so inspired just by seeing your selection, Mary Jo. great post. BIG hugs

Kristin said...

I'm so excited to rock bordeaux this fall!

Cat said...

Love your inspired style board ... that rich wine color is so stunning!

♥ Cat brideblu

Susanna-Cole King said...

Oh, I do fancy it when one art medium inspires the art of another medium. Paintings to fashion is far more intriguing than fashion to fashion or paintings to paintings, if that makes sense. A wonderful interpretation too!

Thank you for your comment, you have such a lovely soul. And I'm terribly grateful for your patience, although I am making improvements ... it's only been 2 months and 4 days between posts, for the one I've just posted, versus my former five months!

Hope you're well.

xoxo,
S-C

About Last Weekend said...

Oh my gosh Mary Jo (actually just looked up and many others have used that phrase!) the colour of this painting is stunning, also love that swirling texture. The clothing is incredible, so rich and purply wine...my two faves

 
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