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!
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.
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