I had the opportunity to admire Martin Wittfooth’s Fish Market more than a year ago when it came along with many other American paintings to Bristol’s city museum. That mix of wild diabolic nature, possessed fauna and apocalyptic sceneries. Human horrors or nature errors?
Flying monkeys, deadly hummingbirds, perturbed and perturbing creatures … Canadian artist Martin Wittfooth just opened his newest (and first) solo exhibition @ New York’s Lyons Wier gallery last week. “The Passions” comes to represent the religious imagery of saints suffering throughout the animal kingdom… the new martyrs of our human environmental infection. You may probably remember Martin from Hi-Fructose Vol. 19 cover, and with this first NY exhibition he’s surely earning a lot of attraction and attention from the U.S. collectors.
If you happen to be in the U.S. or will travel to NY before November 13th make sure you pass by the gallery and pray for all these tormented beasts, they need a few Lord’s prayer. For when a European exhibition Mr Wittfooth?