MARTIN C. HERBST
V. 44.
2018
ø 60 cm
oil/lacquer on polished stainless steel sphere
In the Várfok Gallery

For almost 20 years Martin C. Herbst’s (b. 1965, Salzburg/A) art has been and still is defined by portraits brilliantly painted on metal surfaces. Their hypnotic, yet coolly distant beauty and optical tricks evoke the mannerist portrait painting of the XVI Century. Behind the distortion of Herbst’s convex and concave surfaces lies the detailed and constant research of the artist. Also, by repainting his subjects again and again, he transfigures them continuously and highlights different components of the subject’s personality by using different colours and surface effects. Martin C. Herbst’s solo exhibitions are opening in many parts of the world, one after the other. His work has been shown in some of the most prestigious art fairs throughout the world and also in significant collections and private museums.

MARTIN C. HERBST
V. 44.
2018
ø 60 cm
oil/lacquer on polished stainless steel sphere
In the Várfok Gallery