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Raymond Martin

Artist's CV

 

 

Raymond Martin, Ivujivik, La Nuit -  nuages anthropomorphiques, 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

IVUJIVIK: LA NUIT - NUAGES ANTROPOMORPHIQUES
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in.
framed dimension: 31 x 41 in.
$2,700

 

Raymond Martin, Canot prêt a partir, 2012, oil on canvas, 20 x 36 in.

CANOT PRÊT À PARTIR
oil on canvas
20 x 36 in.
unframed
$1,960

 

Raymond Martin, Chemin de lumière sur la mer, 2012, oil on canvas, 20 x 36 in.

CHEMIN DE LUMIÈRE SUR LA MER
oil on canvas
20 x 36 in.
$1,960

 

Raymond Martin, Conférence Frye, 2016, oil on canvas, 12 x 15 in.

CONFÉRENCE FRYE
oil on canvas
12 x 15 in.
framed dimension: 13 x 16 in.
$675

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Raymond Martin, Bella III, oil on canvas, 4 x 5 in.

BELLA III
oil on canvas
4 x 5 in.
unframed
$225

 

 

 

Raymond Martin, Champs, 2015, oil on canvas, 7 x 4.75 in

CHAMPS
oil on canvas
7 x 4.75 in.
framed dimension: 7.5 x 5.25 in.
$300

 

Raymond Martin, En Marche, 2015, oil on canvas, 4.75 x 7 in.

EN MARCHE
oil on canvas
4.75 x 7 in.
framed dimension: 5.25 x 7 in.
$300

 

Raymond Martin, Bella II, oil on canvas, 4 x 5 in.

BELLA II
oil on canvas
4 x 5 in.
unframed
SOLD


Raymond Martin, Marcher, oil on canvas, 4 x 4 in.

MARCHER
oil on canvas
4 x 4 in.
framed dimension: 4.5 x 4.5 in.
$200

 

 

Raymond Martin, Sauter, oil on canvas, 4 x 4 in.

SAUTER
oil on canvas
4 x 4 in.
framed dimension: 4.5 x 4.5 in.
$200

 

Raymond Martin, Se Reposer, oil on canvas, 4 x 4 in.

SE REPOSER
oil on canvas
4 x 4 in.
framed dimension: 4.5 x 4.5 in.
$200

 

 

Raymond Martin, Petit Campement, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.

PETIT CAMPEMENT
oil on canvas
24 x 24 in.
unframed
$1,200

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Raymond Martin, Solitaire, oil on canvas, 14 x 11 in.

SOLITAIRE
oil on canvas
14 x 11 in.
unframed
$625

 

Raymond Martin, Métamorphose, oil on canvas, 14 x 11 in.

MÉTAMORPHOSE
oil on canvas
14 x 11 in.
unframed
$625

Raymond Martin, Approchez, oil on canvas, 11 x 11 in.

APPROCHEZ
oil on canvas
11 x 11 in.
framed dimension: 11.75 x 11.75 in.

$550

 

Raymond Martin, Décrouvir une fleur

DÉCOUVRIR UNE FLEUR
oil on canvas
11 x 11 in.
framed dimension: 11.75 x 11.75 in.
$550

Raymond Martin, 2 oiseaux et une petite chatte, 2011, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 in.

2 OISEAUX ET UNE PETITE CHATTE
oil on canvas
11 x 14 in.
unframed
SOLD

 

Raymond Martin, Chat Roux, 2013, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 in.

CHAT ROUX
oil on canvas
11 x 14 in.
unframed
$625

 

Raymond Martin is a child psychologist and self-taught painter. He was born in 1958 at Lac-a-la-Croix, Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec and has called Moncton home for more than 20 years.

"Raymond Martin transposes the beauty and wonder of the world into remarkable paintings of simplified outlines and flattened views that resonate as material analogues for the unconscious, the mythical and the spiritual. Incised lines in thick impasto lead us along circuitous paths and decorative labyrinthe patterns into a nonlineal, transpersonal 'Dream Time'.

As an expression of the spontaneous, intuitive self, of the awakening child within, Martin's art may be linked to the history of 'childlike' works by 20th century artists like Picasso, Klee and Dubuffet. Within the Moncton Acadian art scene, his work shares affinities with the ebullient 'Neo-folk' paintings of Yvon Gallant, Nancy Morin and Francis Coutellier. Integrating a deep awareness of the psychological power and magic of children's drawings, his enchanted vision poetically melds the Cartesian split between inner human consciousness and the objective reality of the world outside." (excerpts from the essay "The Enchanted Vision of Raymond Martin" by Terry Graff, January 1994)

Raymond's paintings are found in important public collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank, Foreign Affairs Canada, the New Brunswick Art Bank and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery collection, as well as corporate and private collections. He has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions since 1985.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

"These works evoke the different states in which each was created, stemming from a recollection, an anecdote, a whimsical delirium or all of these combined.

The human being is represented alone, in relationship with an object, sowing, transforming or creating it, in a determined geographical location. The content emphasizes the internal dynamics within the individual, with a view to introspection."