Martin King

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Martin King’s work is informed by the spectacular landscape of Australia’s arid interior. His semi-abstracted forms follow the natural rhythms and undulations of the earth, as seen from an aerial perspective. Shapes that float on the surface could be the shadows of clouds, or formations of the earth. King expresses his unique view of the landscape through both his prints and paintings.

Flying over Northern Australia in past years to work with indigenous populations in the Kimberleys, Melville Island, and Arnhem Land, King has witnessed the vastness of this terrain from above on numerous occasions. His work with Aboriginal people has also given him a valuable insight into their sense of land.

Recently King was successful in the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Acquisitive Prize, winning the Outback Art Prize category. In 2005 King had a successful solo exhibition at Port Jackson Press, entitled
Plain Song.