Jane Martin Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Jane Martin
Live in: East Hampton, NY, United States
Artworks for sale: 0
Jane Martin Artist Bio:
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1956. Multi-media artist: painter, photographer, videographer. Two solo museum exhibitions and extensive press coverage, including the New York Times. Lived 14 years in Europe, as well as New York City. Video Still work: My glass-walled studio looks out to a small pine forest off Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton, New York. The simple beauty of the place was beckoning to be a presence in my video still work. I introduced the female nude into the landscape with the notion of capturing the raw encounter between woman and nature. I gave little direction to the women portrayed when videotaping; I let their direct experience of this encounter inform me and the work. What transpired was an unrehearsed, lyrical, and mysterious dance with the elements. The inclusion of fog reinforced the mystery of these forest rites. It allowed me to create ambiguity, confounding the notion of space, of what is near and far. The figures often hang in an expanse of mist, close, yet far away - untouchable and unfathomable in a certain sense, yet often in intimate proximity. We know not why they are there, what they are doing, but we can revel in their inexplicable ways, their conversations with nature.