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Current Exhibition

Martin Maloney EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

(left) Sex Club (Cocktail), (right) Sex Club (Blow Job)
Martin Maloney
(left) Sex Club (Cocktail), (right) Sex Club (Blow Job)

1998/1998

Oil on canvas/ Oil on canvas

274.3 x 914.4 cm/274.3 x 609.6 cm
Equal Opportunities
Martin Maloney
Equal Opportunities

1999

Oil on Canvas

274.5 x 305 cm
Soni Levi
Martin Maloney
Soni Levi

1997

Oil on canvas

173.5 x 298 cm
Sex Club (M&S-S&M)
Martin Maloney
Sex Club (M&S-S&M)

1998

Oil on canvas

274.3 x 609.6 cm
Sex Club (Cowboys)
Martin Maloney
Sex Club (Cowboys)

1998

Oil on canvas

274.3 x 609.6 cm
Sleeping Arrangements
Martin Maloney
Sleeping Arrangements

1997

Oil on canvas

167.5 x 297 cm
Rave (After Poussin's Triumph of Pan)
Martin Maloney
Rave (After Poussin's Triumph of Pan)

1997

Oil on canvas

244 x 457 cm
Rave is a contemporary version of the seventeenth-century painting, borrowing both subject and composition. Transforming the master’s racy orgy scene (women, men, goats going for it under the hypnotic influence of horn music – painted with the very epitome of tasteful credential), Martin Maloney’s vision of a wild club night of Y-fronted-pantied dancers, and casual snogging seems positively tame. His intentional casual painting style transforms classic mythological high art into a tangible, intimately concerning scene for today .
Saplings
Martin Maloney
Saplings

2004

Oil on canvas

244 x 213 cm
Martin Maloney’s collages operate like magazine imagery; fun is idealized by groups of people hanging out. Attention is always paid to the things that count: clothing, hairstyles, radios, and pets. But Maloney’s product placement seems more like evidence of unfulfilment than success.
Stroller
Martin Maloney
Stroller

2004

Oil on canvas

260 x 231 cm
Martin Maloney makes social observation paintings, trendy and casual, like jeans ads, or thirty-something sitcoms. His anecdotal scenes are contemporary adaptations of the type of genre paintings, still life’s and portraits seen in historical paintings from artists such as Poussin, Vermeer, and Watteau.
Cul de Sac
Martin Maloney
Cul de Sac

2004

Oil on canvas

213 x 260 cm
He presents cheery views of life in the singles scene: humorous, awkward, and seductive despite the flaws. Maloney paints 30-somethings in a style that is smart-casual; layered references to art history patched together in faux-naĂŻf. Rendered with all sincerity, Maloney injects a little bit of tragedy into PC-inspired happiness.
Public Sculpture
Martin Maloney
Public Sculpture

2004

Oil on canvas

213 x 260 cm
Painting versions of people he’s seen on the street, in his neighbourhood, in his grocery store, Maloney places them in delightful pastoral situations which both mirror and lovingly mock en vogue circumstance and fancy. His messy painting style is comically accurate, his figures are all too familiar, each one with an imagined personality and history completely unique to them
Planters
Martin Maloney
Planters

2004

Oil on canvas

260 x 213 cm
The urban landscape of London artist Martin Maloney is one that is colourful and matter-of-fact, not grey and grim. One could almost say defiantly cheerful. Maloney is an instinctive painter whose works display a vibrancy through much use of patterning and decoration.
Candy
Martin Maloney
Candy

2004

Oil on canvas

259.7 x 213.4 cm
Slade Gardens, SW9, 1995
Martin Maloney
Slade Gardens, SW9, 1995

2001

Vinyl collage

305 x 792 cm
With his first foray into large-scale collage, Martin Maloney replicates painting with thousands of individual pieces cut from coloured sticky-backed vinyl. He shares the secret of paint: a large pink mass for a face, a splotch of white and a line of yellow for a highlight, two semicircles of blue for eyeshadow. Loads of little stringy bits clumped together make a shaggy dog. This leisurely day in the park just isn’t as easy as it looks: this process is as intricate and labour intensive as assembling a Ravenna mosaic.
Cat Painting
Martin Maloney
Cat Painting

1999

Oil on canvas

275 x 305 cm
Martin Maloney has a directness in making the complexity of colour relationships normally associated with abstraction come to life through figuration. He focuses on ordinary but significant details that are simply described with spontaneity and uninhibited pleasure.
Hey Good Looking (After Poussin's The Choice of Hercules)
Martin Maloney
Hey Good Looking (After Poussin's The Choice of Hercules)

1998

Oil on canvas

245 x 336 cm
Martin Maloney’s Hercules is one hot stud: Rod Stewart hair, chest merkin and red Speedos. Like in Poussin’s allegory, he’s pulled two birds, Vice and Virtue, and now has to make a choice. He’s already in like Flynn with Vice: a hot-tomato single mum with Christina Aguilera’s taste in clothes. But his eyes are leaning towards the Olivia Newton-John goody-goody – she’s gonna be no easy task. It’s Maloney’s contemporary twists that make this painting especially funny: Poussin’s finely rendered drapery is substituted with a beach towel, Vice’s sweet cherub’s transformed into a latchkey brat. A little divine romance for the high street.

Martin Maloney's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1961, London
Lives and works in London



SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2008
Martin Maloney: actress slash model - Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (England)

2007
Up Close and Personal - Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York City, NY
UP Close and Personal - Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow Martin Maloney: From Park Drive to Riverside Walk - Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO

2006
Martin Maloney - Galerie Xippas - Athens, Athens

2005
Martin Maloney, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

2003
Martin Maloney, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

2003
Ritratti, Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2000
Martin Maloney, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK

1998
Conversation Pieces, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporaneo, Milan, Itlay
Domestic Arrangments, Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany

1997
Genre Paintings, Robert Prime, London, UK

1996
Portraits, Habitat Kings Road, London, UK

1991
Sex Shop, 00 Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2010
Lust und Laster. Die 7 TodsĂĽnden von DĂĽrer bis Naumann - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Bright Lights of London Painting - Resy Muijsers Contemporay Art, Tilburg
Art (Magenta) - Galerie Haas & Fuchs - Berlin, Berlin
Persona grata - Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow
Group Exhibition - Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York City, NY

2008
Summer Show - Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (England)

2007
Jetzt/Now/Nyni - Galerie Miro, Prague
Paper Baglady and Other Stories - Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (England)
jetzt - Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf
Martin Maloney - Robert Mapplethorpe - Jack Pierson - Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Behind Innocence - Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

2006
The Wonderful Fund - Collecting Art for the New Millenium - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex (England)
Arbeiten auf Papier - Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
Die Jugend von heute - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main

2005
Wonderful Fund Collection - Musée de Marrakech, Marrakech

2004
Neue Kunsthalle 1V: Direct Painting, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

2002
The Rowan Collection: Contemporary British and Irish Art, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Curated Oh Bondage Up Yours, Harvard University, Cambridge USA
John Moores Painting Prize,Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Shine, St.Pancras Chambers, London, UK

2001
Curated Death to the Fascist Insect that Preys on the Life of the People, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
New Labour, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Family Fortunes, National Gallery, London, UK
Fall Visiting Faculty, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Curated Bound and Gagged, Carpenter Centre, Harvard Univeristy, Cambridge, USA
Thatcher, The Blue Gallery , London
The East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute, London
Carts and Rafts, Camberwell College, London
Sense of Occasion, MAC, Birmingham
New Labour, Saatchi Gallery, London
Sense of Occasion, Birmingham and other centres around UK
La Altra Brittania Tecla Sala, Barcelona
Self Portraya, Group show at Laurent Delaye Gallery, London

2000
Hard Candy, Westbourne Gardens, London & Galerie Wieland, Berlin, Germany
Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Outhouse, Rich and Famous Gallery, London, UK
Salon, Delfina, London, UK
Different Perspectives in Painting, Museo Michetti, Francaville al Mare, Italy
Lo Sguardo Innocente L'Arte L'infanzia, il 1900, Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia, Italy
Sausages and Frankfurters: Recent British and German Paintings from the Ophiuchus Collection, The Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece

1999
Plate Show, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
Contained Narrative, Garth Clark Gallery, New York
Hydra Foundation, Greece
541 Vases, Pots, Sculptures and Services, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Decadence, Crafts Council, London

1999
Neurotic Realism, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Heart and Soul, 60 Long Lane, London, UK

1998
Fuoriuso, Pescara, Italy
Die Young Stay Pretty, ICA, London, UK
Facts and Fiction, ARCO, Turin, Italy

1997
Sensation, Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA
Gonzo, Old Police Station, London, UK

1996-97
Robert Prime, London, UK

1996
Die Yuppie Scum, Karsten Schubert, London, UK

1995
Neo-Naive, Lost in Space, London, UK
Guess who's Coming to Dinner, Lost in Space, London, UK
Multiple Orgasm, Lost in Space, London, UK
White Trash, Lost in Space, London, UK
Gothic, Lost in Space, London, UK