Painting and Mixed-Media,  Thailand         2000- 2004
 
I  use and juxtapose different  materials, effects and styles  in a  search for  interest, surprise,
and new, strange, kinds of  “beauty.”  Some of these beauties  may be meancing, dark and
scary: as they give the  'lovely' and 'pure,' greater  meaning. They  “ grow “  like  people  or  
plants , and  I  facilitate  their  becoming  ,  but  they  have  their  own   unique  identities. I  feel  
more like a  midwife or  gardener  than “proud  father. “





















I love the transformational potential of painting. Where the material can combine in a sort of
'fission' which transcends the 'base' material in an alchemic sense.Like my recent 'photo-
paintings. My painting/mixed media work has been a search for a language, of feeling and
image bale to make complex statements, address multiple issues, an exploration of material
and form to describe or mirror inner and outer realities.
 
MARTIN P COLLINS
FINE ART PHOTO PRINTS   BANGKOK  2010
GALLERY   13