Emotional Resonance

A two man show

13 March to 28 April 2012 

Private view 10th March 2012 3pm to 7pm



Martin Grover

Martin Grover lives and works in London. He studied at Trent Polytechnic then took an MA at the Royal Academy schools. 

His work been exhibited extensively, including France, USA, Australia, Holland and Belgium, as well exhibiting at numerous galleries, art fairs and other venues in the UK. His prints are held in several important collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum and The House of Commons. Grover's work is often selected for The Royal Academy Summer Show and he has twice been chosen to show work at the prestigious John Moore's Exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, the second time as a Prize-winner.

Martin Grover's work is optimistic and life affirming. He is master at capturing the pathos, humour, and beauty in everyday scenes and life. His paintings of an apparently normal suburbia, have a surreal edge with scenes of anticipation, anxiety yet at peace with the trees and skies.  Grover's colourful series of imaginary bus stops, transport dockets and food labelling take us away from the everyday mundane to his cheeky humour and mischief which combine with a sophisticated use of space and tone to unite us in our gentle push against authority.

His series of record sleeves encapsulates the emotional connection we made with vinyl; much loved records once played to death, lovingly labelled, given, received, owned and eventually abandoned. Grover brings them back from obscurity and reaffirming their role as an icon of the times, a once intimate and seminal link to someone's life.

Now I can't believe its not art, 77

Hand pulled screenprint 30x40cm

A selection of work on display

It should have been me

Acrylic on canvas, 75x75cm

Jerry Butler in Brockwell Park, singing Are You Happy

 Acrylic on canvas, 168x105cm

The view from Ellies Bench

Acrylic on canvas, 110x40cm

Brief Encounters

Hand pulled screenprint 21x51cm



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