Jarrad Martyn

Jarrad Martyn (b. 1991 Aberdeen) is a Western Australian artist whose practice investigates how we engage with space to gain a greater understanding of it, as well as the broader themes of our reliance on bodies of authority as purveyors of ‘truth’. His practice involves collapsing the distinctions between figuration and expressionism, the real and the imagined and the past and the present to create an open ended set of external and internal meanings through painting, collage and installation. 

Since graduating from Curtin University in 2013 with a B.A. in Fine Arts (Honours) Martyn has gone on to win numerous art awards. His painting Removal won third place in the 2014 Linden Postcard Show held at the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts in Melbourne. Martyn was invited to create a mural as part of Public 2015.

His work has been acquired by the Curtin University Art Collection, Edith Cowan University Collection, City of Joondalup Collection and other institutions. Martyn was the overall winner of both the City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award and the Award for Excellence in 2017. In 2018 his searing work 'Range' saw Martyn announced as the winner of the prestigious John Stringer Prize.

Link:  https://thewest.com.au/entertainment/art/layers-peel-away-ng-b88974737z

https://jcg.curtin.edu.au/john-stringer-prize/

Image of Jarrad Martyn, Winner John Stringer Prize 2018 for 'Range' courtesy John Curtin Gallery

www.jarradmartyn.com

ARTIST STATEMENT 'reincarnation' 2018 - Jarrad Martyn

The works created by Martyn for reincarnation continue his exploration into Australian history. The range of imagery used from different historical periods has increased to create a more conversational meaning of the history being explored. The resulting narrative becomes more unresolved. The use of paint which slips in-between figuration and expressionism encourages the audience to look longer to try and deduce what is unfolding and to ultimately consider how complicit they are prepared to be in that framing.

Curriculum Vitae

Jarrad-Martyn-CV-2019.pdf (pdf 62kB)

Exhibitions

  • Tue 11 Dec - Sat 12 Jan 2019 'WIP' (Work in Progress) - Group Exhibition (Image courtesy Ian Williams artist)

    STALA CONTEMPORARY is proud to celebrate the opening of its new gallery premises with a celebratory group exhibition 'WIP (Work in Progress' running 11 -29 December 2018. Featuring an exuberant and eclectic assembly of 17 exceptional artists:

    Adam Hisham Ismail/ Alex Maciver/ Anna Sabadini/ Anne Walmsley/ Ayad Alqaragholli/ Denise Pepper/ Di Cubitt/ Ellen Norrish/ Jarrad Martyn/ Kathryn Haug/ Kim Hyunji/ Liam Dee/ Marcia Espinosa/ Michelle Hyland/ Richard Healy/ Sue Leeming/ Wade Taylor

    Affordable/Collectable Art from the West End Arts Precinct to you!

    Image courtesy Ian Williams artist

     

  • Tue 13 Mar - Fri 23 Mar 2018 'reincarnation' - Group Exhibition

    'reincarnation' is the first group exhibition to celebrate the launch of STALA CONTEMPORARY. Running TUESDAY 13 - Friday 23 March 'reincarnation' features a stellar line up of 13 diverse and dynamic contemporary artists from WA, Melbourne and Sydney,. STALA CONTEMPORARY is thrilled to be featuring painting, drawing and sculptures by Richard Healy (Sydney), Kim Hyunji (Melbourne), Kathryn Haug, Jarrad Martyn, Alex Maciver, Wade Taylor, Michelle Hyland, Di Cubitt, Ayad Alqaragholli, Marcia Espinosa, Anne Walmsley, Ellen Norrish and Adam Hisham Ismail.

    Participating artists have been invited to exhibit new or recent works that respond to the theme of reincarnation.

  • Wed 22 Jul - Wed 19 Aug 2015 'Medley' - Group exhibition

    An eclectic group exhibition by some of our favourite artists including Kathryn Haug, Chloe Tupper, Di Cubitt, Jarrad Martyn, Dianne Gall, Alana McVeigh and Denise Pepper.

  • Wed 24 Jul - Wed 21 Aug 2013 'cream 5 - Looking through the Image' - Jarrad Martyn

    The 2012 ‘cream Art Award’ winner announced by emerge ART SPACE is Curtin University graduate Jarrad Martyn. This solo ‘cream 5’ exhibition will be Jarrad’s first commercial gallery exhibition. 


Works

JARRAD MARTYN - Beautiful Mountain

JARRAD MARTYN - Beautiful Mountain 

oil on canvas (detail WIP) 2018, 120 x 120cm

$2,600.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Circus

JARRAD MARTYN - Circus 

graphite on paper 2018, 54 x 77cm

$700.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Stallions

JARRAD MARTYN - Stallions 

oil on canvas 2018, 54 x 35cm

$650.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Study for Crossroads

JARRAD MARTYN - Study for Crossroads 

graphite on paper 2018, (framed)

$500.00
JARRAD MARTYN - All Seasons

JARRAD MARTYN - All Seasons 

oil on canvas 2017, 57 x 78cm

$1,300.00
JARRAD MARTYN - GWS

JARRAD MARTYN - GWS 

oil on canvas 2017, 64 x 86cm

$1,200.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Maralinga Tjarutja

JARRAD MARTYN - Maralinga Tjarutja 

graphite on paper (framed) 2017, 74 x 62cm

$750.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Flying Carpet

JARRAD MARTYN - Flying Carpet 

oil on canvas 2016, 100 x 125cm

$2,000.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Roof Lizard

JARRAD MARTYN - Roof Lizard 

oil on canvas 2016, 54 x 73cm

$1,050.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Study for Roof Lizard

JARRAD MARTYN - Study for Roof Lizard 

graphite on paper (framed) 2016, 32 x 52cm

$600.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Tyrant Lizard King

JARRAD MARTYN - Tyrant Lizard King 

oil on canvas 2015, 96 x 168cm

$2,000.00
JARRAD MARTYN - 'and those black eyes rolled over white'

JARRAD MARTYN - 'and those black eyes rolled over white' 

oil on board 2014, 60 x 90cm

$1,200.00
JARRAD MARTYN - 'It's not down on any map; true places never are'

JARRAD MARTYN - 'It's not down on any map; true places never are' 

oil on board 2014, 91 x 122cm

$1,400.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Range

JARRAD MARTYN - Range sold

oil on canvas 2018, 180 x 150cm *WINNER, JOHN STRINGER PRIZE 2018*

JARRAD MARTYN - We are going to need a bigger boat

JARRAD MARTYN - We are going to need a bigger boat sold

oil on canvas 2018, 104 x 72cm  *ACQUIRED BY THE EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY COLLECTION (WA)*

JARRAD MARTYN - Loveliest tints of Azure

JARRAD MARTYN - Loveliest tints of Azure sold

oil on canvas 2017, 49 x 64cm  *CITY OF SWAN COLLECTION*

JARRAD MARTYN - Phosphorus

JARRAD MARTYN - Phosphorus sold

oil on canvas 2017, 55 x 75cm

JARRAD MARTYN - Territory

JARRAD MARTYN - Territory sold

oil on canvas 2017 (Image of Martyn with 'Territory' courtesy Justin Bianchini, Joodalup Community Times) *WINNER, CITY OF JOONDALUP ART AWARD (ACQUISITIVE) 2017*

JARRAD MARTYN - Berlin Air and Bathing Paradise

JARRAD MARTYN - Berlin Air and Bathing Paradise  sold

graphite on paper (framed) 2016, 29 x 39cm

JARRAD MARTYN - Carmine Red

JARRAD MARTYN - Carmine Red sold

oil on canvas 2016, 21.5 x 27.5cm 

JARRAD MARTYN - Laser

JARRAD MARTYN - Laser sold

oil on canvas 2016, 30 x 40cm

JARRAD MARTYN - Southern Cross

JARRAD MARTYN - Southern Cross sold

graphite on paper (framed) 2016, 42 x 30cm

JARRAD MARTYN - The Rare Albino Land Shark

JARRAD MARTYN - The Rare Albino Land Shark sold

oil on canvas 2016, 144 x 128cm

JARRAD MARTYN - Turbo Theatre

JARRAD MARTYN - Turbo Theatre sold

oil on canvas 2016, 45 x 58cm *ACQUIRED BY THE SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN ART COLLECTION*

JARRAD MARTYN - Up the Rabbit Hole

JARRAD MARTYN - Up the Rabbit Hole sold

oil on canvas 2013, 120 x 100cm