Dallas, January 2021 – Ro2 Art is proud to
present Close World Open Thought, a solo
exhibition featuring new works by artist Kai
Peter Martin. The show will run from February
6th through March 6th, 2021. The exhibition
will open with an artist reception at Ro2 Art
The Cedars located at 1501 S Ervay St,
Dallas, TX and will take place from 12-5 PM.
Kai Peter Martin’s work focuses on depictions
of interiors, while ruminating on concepts of containment, place, and representations of
psychological space. Martin’s landscapes are built using multiple perspectives on the same
picture plane; this is both a way to delineate a physically impossible space and as a metaphor
for the complexity of lived experiences.
In Martin’s most recent works, the artist infuses the surface directly with pigment. There is no
canvas for paint to be brushed on; here both are combined through plaster, one of art history’s
most ancient mediums. This dense texture allows the artist to add another layer of mark making
by etching into the work. Carving into domestic scenes in this way, Martin permeates them with
a mysterious narrative.