Martyn Cross joins Hales

Hales is delighted to announce representation of Bristol based artist Martyn Cross. We are looking forward to exhibiting Cross’s work at Frieze London and opening his first solo show at Hales London later this year. 
Martyn Cross (b. 1975, Yate, UK) is primarily a painter engaged with ‘world making.’ Each of his works begins in reality, with recognizable limbs and elements of landscape, which transform into uncanny scenes.
Biomorphic landscapes speak to mythologies, but in Cross’s paintings the narratives are knowingly ambiguous. Familiar and mysterious, quiet and epic, scale and irregularity in proportion puzzles the viewer. Deliberately hard to place in history, there is a timelessness to Cross’s paintings, reminiscent of unearthed artifacts.
September 20, 2022