A graduate of DIT and NCAD, Colin Martin works in printmaking, painting and, more recently, film.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hennessy Craig Scholarship, Thomas Damann Award and the arts Council Visual Arts Bursary. Widely exhibited in Ireland and abroad, his recent shows include ‘Cyclorama’ 2011 Basic Space, ‘The Garden’ 2012 Broadcast Gallery and ‘a yellow rose’ 2012 Freemasons Hall. An associate member of the RHA, Colin Martin lives and works in Dublin.
The parts – part of a series called ‘Chalet Town’ – take the theme of dormitory holiday towns as their subject. Martin is interested in the provisional nature of the architecture and the atmosphere of ‘Americana’, as a mythical or psychological location, that pervades the space.