Pushing the boundaries between the most sophisticated formalism and outsider artâ€™s instinctive logic, Chris Martin makes abstract painting look enviably effortless. His large scale canvases reflect a zany approach to experimentation and a methodological mode of play, conceiving painting as something intrinsically haptic that resolves from an intimately hands-on negotiation of materials. Martinâ€™s works are renowned for their extremely physical surfaces which are created by collaging found items onto the canvas. In Untitled, the paintingâ€™s texture is made from paper towels, newspaper, and acrylic gel â€“ a thick paint-like substance resembling liquid plastic. Over-painting these with a bold graphic motif of a constellation network, Martin references the connective processes of making, placing his topsy-turvy rationale as a field of wonder and contemplation.