Martin Mull, County Line, 2012
Although most people know Martin Mull as an actor and comedian, he was an artist first. Martin Mull began painting as a child. He went on to earn both a bachelor of fine arts and a master of fine arts from Rhode Island School of Design. Martin Mull also performed as a musician early in his career and recorded several albums. He says that he started playing music and acting for money to pay his rent. Martin Mull is a well respected painter and has had many exhibitions of his artwork. Paintings by Martin Mull are in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, The Whitney Museum of Art, New York and the Total Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, and others.
Martin Mull, Leap of Faith, 2011
Leap of Faith, an exhibition of recent paintings by Martin Mull, is currently showing at Ben Brown Fine Arts in London. About the exhibition, the gallery says:
Ben Brown Fine Arts is pleased to present our third solo exhibition of works by American painter Martin Mull, whose new works reacquaint his London audience with the discordant promises of post-World War II suburban America he grew up with. Drawing equally from lifestyle magazines and life experience, Martin Mull cleverly appropriates visual material from both; his paintings function against the framework of flickering collective memory and within the cultural unrest and individual discontent of the present.
The exhibition opened December 5, 2012 and continues through January 25, 2013.
You may also be interested in: Martin Mull 20/20: Paintings and Watercolors at Amazon.com.
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Split Infinitives – Paintings by Martin Mull (November 10, 2010)