Artforum: "Austin Martin White"

Martin Herbert, December 1, 2022

"A writer could easily spend their allotted word count detailing the complex, multipart technique undergirding Austin Martin White’s ten paintings—accompanied by watercolors and drawings—in his show “Last Dance.” The Philadelphia-based artist presently eschews anything as conservative as, say, oil on canvas. Instead, his process involves first digitally collaging together imagery from a host of sources. He then uses a vinyl lathe retrofitted with pens and markers to steadily wear his confected scenes into vinyl before pushing rubberized paint through this template from behind. This results in brightly multicolored linear reliefs—easily mistaken for paint extruded from the tube—that glow radioactively against nocturnal backgrounds full of their own discontinuous textures."


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