Martin, Andrew

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The attitudinal and physical relationships of man to the motorcycle as a problem in painting 1970 20 I am presenting in my paintings the figurative elements of man and motorcycle as a series of juxtapositions. Each painting is composed of two panels: one depicting some aspect of man; the other providing some view of the machine. I have examined man ...
Figure fragmentation 1971 11 The thesis consists of fourteen paintings exhibited Mav 2 through May 9, 1971 in Weatherspoon Gallery. The thesis paintings are part of an evolution that started seven years ago with an interest in drawing figures. Unlike the thesis paintings, the en...
Paintings in oils and acrylics 1971 24 In this group of paintings I have explored a number of possibilities for arranging geometric--essentially architectural--forms in a spacial setting as a vehicle or means for statements about my own experience in life thus far. They are, in a sense, a...
Light-space 1972 11 The works which comprise my thesis show are oil paintings and drawings done directly from life. The subjects of the works are either still life objects with plants, the human figure with plants and some objects without plant material. The paintings e...
Painting, studio interior series 1972 25 In an age of science and technology, of radical art expressions in the form of minimal configurations, kinetic structures, found object conglomerates, environments, happenings, and psychedelic renderings, I have chosen a simple realistic approach for...
An exhibition of drawings, caricatures, and comic strips 1972 14 In 1967 I caricatured a friend who voiced objections to being "reduced to a comic book character." However, he did not realize that he had already "reduced" his life to certain artificial roles and power-identifications (with Freud, Nietzsche, and Sa...
Eight versions of a mother holding her baby 1972 15 My thesis proper consists of eight paintings, each of which is dome in acrylics on a canvass Measuring twenty six inches by thirty-eight inches. The paintings are all of the same subject, a Mother holding her baby in her arms. Each painting was began...
Sixteen paintings 1973 11 To understand these thesis paintings I have completed in the past two years, one must realize from the beginning that the greatest decision I made over that entire period was the decision to allow the paint to suggest to me in as strong a way as poss...
Altered wheel thrown forms 1973 38 Wheel thrown forms can be made more interesting by altering them to produce convex and concave areas to create rhythmic movement. Not only does this movement occur on the outer surface of the forms, but on the inner surface as well. This movement is ...
Reflections 1973 9 Reflected in the works I am presenting as my thesis is my experience of the world. These are works intended as visual poems, some of which are perhaps more specifically visual epigrams. They are structured by the interacting relations between the phy...
Still life studies of composition, light, contrast, and space 1974 12 My thesis show consists of twelve studies of four still lifes. The eleven paintings are oil on canvas, and the drawing is pencil on paper. Still life provides me with the most effective situation for dealing with my interests and concerns regarding c...
A study of space, object and reality 1974 10 About six years ago I was making constructions to incorporate objects and words (my poems and those of others). In these constructions the objects found in everyday existence and the poems were to coexist as visual and psychological compliments. All ...
Investigations in drawing and painting 1975 18 My thesis consists primarily of investigations with various media into problems presented by the figure and the portrait. My subjects are live models, isolated and in pairs, fragmented and whole. Both drawings and paintings are notations of the subje...
Dichotomy of observation 1975 10 The paintings and drawings constituting this thesis exhibition result from a contemplation and investigation of light and its properties. Working with traditional materials, such as oil on canvas, and with the traditional media of the landscape, the ...
Coil-built ceramic landscape 1975 16 The thesis work evolved from a series of snail fantasy-landscapes in clay, in which the hollow, hillocky form was built of coils which twisted, curled, and meandered but at the same time interlocked to form a solid structure. In some of these landsc...
Hand built pottery 1975 24 What I have done in this representative body of hand built pottery is to extend myself beyond the mere technical proficiencies to respond wholly to pottery in my own personal way. I see ray work as much an experience in (seeing, touching, shaping, f...
Eggs, painted eggs, painted heads, figures 1975 17 These drawings and paintings all have at least one thing in common that they were all observed as objectively as possible. They all attempt to be visually real. There is no conscious attempt to deal with the anecdotal qualities of the objects but mer...
Still life studies of light and form 1975 8 In doing drawings and paintings of still lifes, I became concerned with making three-dimensional objects work on the flat, two-dimensional surface of paper and canvas; in order to achieve an illusion of three-dimensional form on these flat surfaces, ...
Images 1975 12 The purpose of these works is to explore human figures and birds in their surroundings. The works use basically flat images with strong emphasis placed on design rather than on painterly quality. Designing is the approach that I accept for the basis ...
Paintings and drawings : a private lifestyle 1975 21 The paintings and drawings I am exhibiting in this show are autobiographical, being glimpses of my own surroundings: my cats and the interior of my house. I have chosen to deal with interiors because the dark colors of my old furnishings and the shad...
Painted still life studies and figurative drawings 1976 25 This thesis presents the two major concentrations of my recent work, figure drawing and still life painting. In both areas my concern is to search for and describe form. Drawings of the model in the studio are rendered in conté crayons. These studie...
Studies in painting 1975 10 This group of paintings deals with the tonal relationships of color. In painting the human figure or still life, I have sought to reproduce these relationships as they exist in nature. As I observed the subject matter, I endeavored to see changes in ...
A linear approach to the head as form 1976 14 My work for several years now has consisted almost entirely of drawings, the medium I consider to be the most sensitive of the visual expressions. Drawing can be a very intimate experience for both the artist and his public because the hand of the ar...
Light 1976 8 The observation of line, form, color, and light in nature is the main concern in this thesis of drawings and paintings. Of these four problems, light, an absolute force, is the moot important concern. In these landscapes and still lifes, light determ...
Painting and drawing : a commentary 1977 24 My thesis work is part of my continuing investigation of the perceived form in space. I am involved in its movement, projection, and location in space. The points of departure for the investigation are still lives and life figures. These modes of for...
Studies 1977 9 This thesis consisted of three drawings in graphite pencil, three drawings in pencil with ink wash, and five bisque-fired clay pieces. This thesis was exhibited in the Weatherspoon Art Gallery of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from Ap...
Portraits and small figures 1977 20 The body of work presented here remains faithful to a certain kind of classicism. It represents a return to the model—to the purely visual experience. The art world, as a microcosm of the world at large, seems to revolve in cycles. The beginning of t...
The figure in space 1977 14 This thesis evolved after two years of studying the figure and color-space relationship on the canvas. It is composed of paintings from the later half of 1976 to April of 1977. All of the paintings were done directly from the model. The amount of tim...
Drawings 1977 15 My thesis consists of drawings utilizing conte-a-paris on paper. The Mack conte crayons ranged in hardness from firm to very soft. The other colors of conte crayons that I used were Bistre and Sanguine. The best paper used is arches high quality huff...
Still-life drawing and figure drawing 1977 31 This thesis consists of still-life drawings and figure drawings. The drawings consist of lines of different intensities and lengths which define interior space as well as exterior space, without the use of crosshatching or other shading devices. The ...
The portrait: an investigation of contrasting and comparable moods and attitudes in a variety of sitters 1977 9 I shall attempt in this thesis to describe a very unique journey, a journey that in so many ways was as much a revelation to myself as the subjects that I was painting. As the thesis title implies, these portraits are investigations of contrasting an...
The emergence of stripes 1977 11 Within the geometric designs of my previous paintings, stripes have always played a major role. These stripes were used as bands that enclosed space or defined shapes. I have decided the "stripe" will be the subject of my thesis paintings. My work ha...
Small paintings 1978 14 Based on the idea of a sketch, the small gouache and watercolor beginnings included in this show are notations of an imaginary, idyllic world. Flavored with humor, my work represents a return to romantic painting. Using gouache and watercolor, singly...
Two self-portrait and stillife series 1977 11 Just before I returned to UNC-G to study art (after over five years of almost complete inactivity), I told family and friends that I wished to find out if I truly wanted to make a career in art. More to the point, I wondered if I could become an arti...
The self portrait 1977 7 My thesis is a series of five self portraits that are based on the transformation of form by light. The oil paintings are small in size (from 11 x 13 inches to 16 x 18 inches) and they concentrate on the head and shoulders with no figurative elements...
Figurative drawings and paintings 1975-1977 1977 8 My thesis show is made up of seven drawings and four paintings made over the past two years. With the exception of the landscape drawing and the pencil study of four heads, all the work was done from the model in the studio. Each drawing and painting...
Problems in landscape painting 1978 10 The group of paintings which comprises this thesis is typical of the kind of investigation I have been undertaking in landscape problems during the last two years. All the paintings were executed "at the scene", usually in one or two sessions of a fe...
Figure paintings and drawings 1978 6 My thesis show consists of a number of paintings and drawings, all dealing with the figure. The drawings are straightforward studies and do not, I believe, require too much discussion. They are from life and are realistic in intent. I concentrated es...
Painting within the realist tradition 1978 23 The work I am presenting for this thesis exhibition results from my active observation of nature and the problems encountered when applying this observation to painting. Since correctness of observation, or keenness of perception is a large part of t...