Kris Martin (BE, º1972)

Dimensions variable
18.000 narcissus bulbs planted in the garden
Collection of the Verbeke Foundation

Kris Martin is a Belgian conceptual artist who lives and works in Ghent.

Kris Martin’s practice is poetic, deeply contemplative and yet always situated within the traditions of conceptual art. With his monumental and small-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, performances and interventions, he draws attention to the notion of time, often by attempting to mark, halt or transcend its inevitable passing.

Martin’s work often consists of acts of appropriation and the use of found objects that have been transformed through a subtle repositioning or intervention.

Situational experiences, events and performances are afforded as much weight in Martin’s practice as visual or sculptural objects.