About the work
This work focus on numbers, started for me particularly during the mega fire of 2019 and the subsequent covid-19 pandemic. The daily checking of the ‘numbers’ and subsequent ‘numbing’ of the reality of the meaning of the numbers over time represent a disturbing relationship to change as the constant by which everything must be measured. The work is abstract, numerical, meaningless and thus should disappear into itself, clocking.
Photos by Heeseon Jung
About the artist
Martin Kirkwood is an Australian artist born 1968 Sydney. He lives and works in Katoomba. Since 2001 his practice has focused on drawing and sound work. Through drawing he brings together precision, process, repetition and improvisation, while incorporating innovative mark making techniques to produce a body of work that is both conceptually and aesthetically beguiling.
2018 – as perfect as a hallucination, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Curated by Lizzy Marshall.
2021 – Galleries Curate STPI, Singapore, Fire Water (with Suzann Victor).
Curated by Mark Gloede.
2019 – Love Collage , Lot19 Gallery, Castlemaine, Vic. Curated by Tobias Richardson.
– First Biennale Of International Reductive and Non-Objective Art Sydney, ‘Coterie to Coterie’, – Stores Building, Old Parramatta Jail, Sydney. Curated by Dr Billy Grunner.
2015 – Portal to K-town, Modern Art Projects, Blue Mountains, NSW.
Curated by Claire Healy and Sean Cordiero.
2014 – Black Modular, Modern Art Projects, Blue Mountains, NSW. Curated by David Haines and Joyce Hinterding.
- Zero to One Hundred
- Stainless steel
- 2000mm H x 763mm W