Martin Wittfooth

Gallery Affiliations: Corey Helford Gallery, Lyons Wier Gallery

Region: South


City / State: SAVANNAH, GA

My work stems from a personal desire to process and reflect on the increasingly haywire relationship and confusion contemporary society has with the natural world, and the forced and uneasy assimilations that take place when the two inevitably meet. Much of this work deals with death, disquiet, chaos and collapse, but not entirely absent in these works is also hope or beauty. I’m intrigued by tension in art and aspire to insert this element on some level into each piece that I create.

My art draws both technical and conceptual inspiration from classical painters, but in their subject matter and themes my paintings attempt to address a broad range of contemporary issues and modern-day anxieties.