Juxtaposes: Paintings by Tom Martin
Hyperrealistic paintings that plays with scale juxtaposing nude figures with oversized items such as fruit, board games, and candy.
Though at first glance my work may appear photographic, replicating one single photograph into paint is not my concern or aim. I make use of multiple images, drawing, and modelling with the aid of modern technologies to go beyond that of a single photograph. The paintings I make are intended to question reality and how we perceive it. Often I present the viewer with a situation in paint, which cannot physically exist in this world, a Hyperreality in its self. Juxtapositions between things such as figure and still life in my compositions helps to suggest a surreal sense of otherworldliness. My aim in that case is to make the viewer want to believe what they have in front of them. I go about this by manipulating scale, colour and human capabilities.