MARTIN WITTFOOTH — BABEL. Some of the most beautiful, moving and relevant paintings of our time.
BABEL by New York based artist Martin Wittfooth is the new book featuring 124 pages of masterful works spanning over five years (2009-2014).
Martin’s work is a rich narrative tapestry that celebrates animals as victors after an apparent apocalyptic event. “Animal apparitions trapped within theatrical atriums caught acting out scenes of good and evil, life and death.”
“Instinctive and purposeful, New York-based oil painter Martin Wittfooth conveys mention of the Masters while sifting through personal revelations, environmental phenomena and socio-political disturbances.” (Nocturne II featured in BABEL).
BABEL is a museum-grade publication documenting seven prolific solo exhibitions featuring large-scale oil paintings: De Anima (2014), Empire (2012), The Passions (2011), Gardens (2010), Tempest (2010), Babylon (2009), Sandcastles in the Tide (2008) and Melting Season 2006).
BABEL features written contributions by Marshall Arisman, Kirsten Anderson, Martin Wittfooth and Mark Murphy.
Martin Wittfooth was born in Toronto, Canada in 1981. He earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2008. Wittfooth’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, with solo exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Montreal. His paintings have also appeared in numerous publications, including cover features in New American Paintings, Hi-Fructose, and American Artist, to name a few. He has lectured at various art institutions, including Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and The Museum of American Illustration in New York City.
All images provided by Martin Wittfooth for this article.