Hales is excited to announce that the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami has acquired Bruiser (2022) by Martyn Cross. The museum purchased this work with funds provided by the Witkoff Family and Marquez Family Collection, Miami.
Cross is primarily a painter engaged with ‘world making.’ The act of painting for him is a means to explore the inner life and strangeness of the ordinary. Each work begins in reality, with recognisable limbs and elements of landscape, which transform into uncanny scenes. Known for paintings which are deliberately hard to place in history, there is a timelessness to Cross's works, reminiscent of unearthed artifacts. Paintings are made in contemplative layers; the pigments remain vibrant - his application and exquisite use of colour creates works that hum.
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