Dallas, January 2021 - Ro2 Art is proud to present Close World Open Thought, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist KaiPeter Martin. The show will run from February6th through March 6th, 2021. The exhibition ill open with an artist reception at Ro2 Art The Cedars located at 1501 S Ervay St,Dallas, TX and will take place from 12-5 PM.
Kai Peter Martin’s work focuses on depictions of interiors, while ruminating on concepts of containment, place, and representations ofpsychological space. Martin’s landscapes are built using multiple perspectives on the same picture plane; this is both a way to delineate a physically impossible space and as a metaphorfor the complexity of lived experiences.
In Martin’s most recent works, the artist infuses the surface directly with pigment. There is no canvas for paint to be brushed on; here both are combined through plaster, one of art history’s most ancient mediums. This dense texture allows the artist to add another layer of mark making by etching into the work. Carving into domestic scenes in this way, Martin permeates them with a mysterious narrative.