|1951, born in United Kingdom
Deceased, January 2011
Martin Layton says : "
Expressing emotions feelings and experiences. Using whatever is available
to me to create an image that expresses my inner thoughts. A play on words,
using the media and everyday occurrences and more recently, traveling
through Namibia all reflect in my work. An appreciation of wide open spaces
and fascination of objects man made or otherwise, actual or imagined combine
to create an image which at times may confuse or provoke thought. My motivation
is not to create ”pretty pictures” but to create an image
with lasting impression that the viewer can relate to and appreciate long
after the initial viewing."
However upon entering the job market, he became a technician at NCR.
His works are not only found in South Africa but as far afield as the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Martin's work is mainly surrealistic but he likes to call it "Dimensionism". He takes the unknown and combines it with the known, the familiar with the unfamiliar and vice versa. His works are there to make you think and even at times to confuse the mind.
Old Mutual Board Room - East London, Wilson Rowntree Boardroom - East London, Nel Attorneys Boardroom - East London, Ann Bryant Art Gallery The Coach House - East London.
Featured artist in the May/June edition of the “Habitat Magazine” and featured in the South African Times, a newspaper in London, UK.
Artist: MARTIN LAYTON
Size: 76 X 60 cm
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