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/

https://jarradmartyn.com/home.html

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

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

  • Wed 12 Feb - Fri 06 Mar 2020 'It is Not Down in Any Map; True Places Never Are' - Jarrad Martyn

    It is Not Down in Any Map; True Places Never Are  is a new solo exhibition by Jarrad Martyn of a series of paintings and drawings which explore humanity’s relationship with the natural environment. The process of bricolage, (something constructed from a diverse range of things) is used to collate academic research and the associated imagery to create an alternate conversation. The contrasting motifs are used to explore the relationship between industry and the environment, species hierarchy, as well as the conservation function of zoos. Conversely, some works also tell a universal story that aims to unite humanity, while also suggesting what (if anything) the act of painting can offer to environmental conversation.

  • Wed 11 Dec - Fri 10 Jan 2020 'Seasonal Salon' - STALA CONTEMPORARY artists (Gallery A)

    A salon hang of some of the works of the incredible artists who exhibit at STALA CONTEMPORARY. Join us to celebrate the amazing art year that was! Works pictured here are just an indication and will be available to cash and carry after Opening Night.

  • 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 its inaugural 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 - Force your hand

JARRAD MARTYN - Force your hand

oil on canvas 2019, 183 x 150cm

$4,800.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Pacing

JARRAD MARTYN - Pacing

oil on canvas 2019 (framed), 52 x 61cm

$1,200.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Pit

JARRAD MARTYN - Pit

oil on canvas 2019, 100 x 100cm

$2,500.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Wandering Shadows

JARRAD MARTYN - Wandering Shadows

graphite on paper 2019 (framed), 50 x 44cm

$650.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Wildlife

JARRAD MARTYN - Wildlife

graphite on paper 2019 (framed), 48 x 60cm

$800.00
JARRAD MARTYN - Circus

JARRAD MARTYN - Circus

graphite on paper 2018, 54 x 77cm

$700.00
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 - Collective Imagination

JARRAD MARTYN - Collective Imagination
sold

oil on board 2019 (framed), 94 x 60cm 

JARRAD MARTYN - Haze

JARRAD MARTYN - Haze
sold

oil on canvas 2019, 183 x 150cm *ACQUIRED BY THE CITY OF PERTH CULTURAL COLLECTIONS*

JARRAD MARTYN - Paranoia

JARRAD MARTYN - Paranoia
sold

oil on canvas 2019, 89 x 93cm *ACQUIRED BY THE ST. JOHN OF GOD HEALTH CARE ART COLLECTION *

JARRAD MARTYN - Time

JARRAD MARTYN - Time
sold

oil on board 2019 (framed), 40 x 42cm

JARRAD MARTYN - Watcher

JARRAD MARTYN - Watcher
sold

oil on canvas 2019, 56 x 43cm

JARRAD MARTYN - Beautiful Mountain Alpha

JARRAD MARTYN - Beautiful Mountain Alpha
sold

oil on canvas 2018, 120 x 120cm

JARRAD MARTYN - Range

JARRAD MARTYN - Range
sold

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

JARRAD MARTYN - Stallions

JARRAD MARTYN - Stallions
sold

oil on canvas 2018, 54 x 35cm

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

STALA CONTEMPORARY

12 Cleaver St, WEST PERTH WA 6005

GALLERY HOURS (During Exhibitions):
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Or by appointment

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