Photograph of Artist MARTIN BECK
MARTIN BECK
Lexington, Kentucky - United States


Martin Beck Portfolio


Original Artworks (14)

Martin Beck; Quadriceps, 2018, Original Mixed Media, 29.5 x 42 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Mixed Media, 2018
29.5 x 42 inches (74.9 x 106.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; Triceps, 2018, Original Mixed Media, 22.5 x 31 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Mixed Media, 2018
22.5 x 31 inches (57.1 x 78.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; Home Grown 4, 2018, Original Mixed Media, 29.5 x 42 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Mixed Media, 2018
29.5 x 42 inches (74.9 x 106.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; Captain Silence, 2018, Original Mixed Media, 29.5 x 42 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Mixed Media, 2018
29.5 x 42 inches (74.9 x 106.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; Its Gonna Rain 2, 2018, Original Drawing Other, 42 x 29 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Other Drawing, 2018
42 x 29 inches (106.7 x 73.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; Pitchfork, 2018, Original Drawing Other, 29 x 42 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Other Drawing, 2018
29 x 42 inches (73.7 x 106.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; Tool User, 2018, Original Drawing Other, 42 x 29 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Other Drawing, 2018
42 x 29 inches (106.7 x 73.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; Caryatid, 2018, Original Drawing Other, 29 x 42 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Other Drawing, 2018
29 x 42 inches (73.7 x 106.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; Seated Figure And Palimpsest, 2018, Original Pastel, 22.5 x 30.7 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel and mixed media on prepared paper30 3 4 x 22 1 2 inches...
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2018
22.5 x 30.7 inches (57.1 x 78.0 cm)
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Martin Beck; On A Grey Ground, 2018, Original Pastel, 29.5 x 42 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel, gouache and graphite on prepared paper42 x 29 1 2 inches...
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2018
29.5 x 42 inches (74.9 x 106.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; Untitled 2 June 3, 2018, Original Pastel, 42 x 29.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel on prepared paper29 1 2 x 42 inches ...
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2018
42 x 29.5 inches (106.7 x 74.9 cm)
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Martin Beck; The Smoother Skin, 2018, Original Pastel, 42 x 29.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 	The Smoother Skin, 2018Pastel and gouache on prepared paper42 x 29 1 2 inches...
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2018
42 x 29.5 inches (106.7 x 74.9 cm)
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Martin Beck; On A Blue Drape, 2018, Original Pastel, 41 x 29 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel and gouache on prepared paper29 1 2 x 42 inches inches...
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2018
41 x 29 inches (104.1 x 73.7 cm)
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Martin Beck; JC Back On Black, 2016, Original Pastel, 25 x 22 inches.
Martin Beck
Original Pastel, 2016
25 x 22 inches (63.5 x 55.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

Working from life and in the immediacy of the sitter’s presence helps maintain a connection to real life at a time when digital life can be overwhelming. In this way, life drawing is about the artist maintaining human interaction. In presenting themselves to the world the sitter collaborates in this process as an active participant. This collaboration now occurs at a troubling and turbulent time. Fact, if not truth itself, is under siege. By working from life, the sitter and artist are the revealing truth of a specific time, place and act. This cannot be faked the finished work is an unmediated artifact of the act. Rather than think of these as portraits of people, for me these are portraits of authentic moments....