(Houston, TX, December 2015) – Acclaimed Houston gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art will host an exhibition of new works by contemporary painter, Christopher Martin, in a solo show, Focus, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 6-9pm at 2707 Colquitt Street. After 20 years of practicing his signature reverse painting technique utilizing luster acrylic surfaces, Christopher H. Martin has shifted to lightly honing the front surface of the acrylic after the painting is completed. In the honed works the darker areas develop a matte finish giving the color a velvety richness. This effect creates a dramatic contrast to the pearlescent radiance of the lighter iridescent paints. The exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2016.
“My artwork takes an interpretive view of natural patterns. ‘Organic Expression’, is a succinct way to describe my process. By engaging forms of interlaced ovals, linear movement, arcs and fields of color, I seek to produce a unique visual expression in each painting.” – Christopher Martin