Martin Werthmann

Martin Werthmann’s work presents an aesthetically engaging series of patterns and textures that reveal tension and subtle melancholy. He creates his motifs and patterns from found images of dramatic events like car accidents and explosions, then juxtaposes them with more beatific scenes such as picturesque landscapes and water surfaces. Werthmann’s attraction to catastrophe comes from the symbolism of societal disruption as a break from the patterns of daily life. The artist’s teeming patterns and diffused imagery reveal the history of the work’s making through built-up layers, resulting in an immersive visual experience.


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