Martin Sexton is known as a genuinely controversial artist whose
work continues to divide opinion, absorbing, challenging and
transforming the world around him; he is at odds with the current
precept that it is impossible to produce anything original or
authentic. He constantly refers to his work as "writing" and
objects created to be "sculptural poems". Everything
he produces is heavy with myth and inherent narrative.
Peter Lewis commented in the catalogue that accompanied his recent
exhibit 'Go Between': '(the writer/curator) in the universal
sense: going between things and peoples and 'arranging' new
configurations between art, love, politics and technology, enacted
through indirect, often inexplicable chance encounters. The writer/curator
Martin Sexton, like the philosopher, is also a
co-worker in the process of art, and can therefore be nominated.
Art is, without doubt, certain of its task to initiate new discourses
of the subject. But be aware Martin Sexton like the poet Pound
has already 'Made it New'.
about this artist
Star Signs of America, 2006
Charcoal, glitter, paper, text, wood, astrological sigal, collage