One World Trade Center Installation
See more of Martiny’s work in The Woven Tale Press Vol. IV #6
In 2015 Martiny was commissioned for installation works at One World Trade Center. As the works were to be too large to fit through the doors, he actually painted them on site, moving his “studio” for two months into the lobby of the building: “Up to this point no one had ever seen me paint, I always paint alone. The Trade Center gets 25,000 visitors every day. That took a bit of getting used to.”
“I paint on the floor, and using a wide brush with a short handle, apply a mixture of polymer and pigment. Never is my hand more than a few inches from the painting. Sometimes I prefer to use my hands instead of brush because I like the direct contact with the paint.
“I prefer the paint to have the consistency of Vaseline or creamy peanut butter, as I work from all sides, to create a set of brushstrokes that address the viewer in their own space and at their own scale.”