Martin Bell

Martin Bell works across various mediums including collage, photography and sculpture. His work has been exhibited at Hell Gallery, Melbourne, the Australian Center for Photography, Sydney and in association with the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Like a Piranesi prison, there is no escaping from Bell’s drawings. There is nowhere to rest the eye, with chaos filling every space. Homes appear as castles in a feudal society. Woven within that society are Bell’s characters, trapped within the drawing’s sprawling architecture. Rarely are Bell’s characters at rest, but even when they appear motionless, there persists a futile struggle for space and harmony.

Peter Drew, Catalogue essay, 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart


                                                                            

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Untitled from the series Skull Gully II 2012 - 2013
Ink on BFK Rives paper
56 x 76 cm
Untitled from the series Skull Gully II 2012 - 2013
Ink on BFK Rives paper
56 x 76 cm
Untitled from the series Skull Gully II 2012 - 2013
Ink on BFK Rives paper
56 x 76 cm
Untitled from the series Skull Gully II 2012 - 2013
Ink on BFK Rives paper
56 x 76 cm
Untitled from the series Skull Gully II 2012 - 2013
Ink on BFK Rives paper
56 x 76 cm
Untitled from the series Skull Gully II 2012 - 2013
Ink on BFK Rives paper
56 x 76 cm
Untitled 2008-2012
Ink and mixed media on paper, framed
36.5 x 28 cm
Untitled 2008-2012
Ink and mixed media on paper, framed
36.5 x 28 cm
Untitled 2008-2012
Ink and mixed media on paper, framed
36.5 x 28 cm
Untitled 2008-2012
Ink and mixed media on paper, framed
36.5 x 28 cm