Martin Beck grew up just 20 blocks from an ecological disaster commonly referred to as the “Love Canal”, which took place in Niagara Falls, New York. This encounter reflects heavily in his works. His figures and livid colors seek to bring to the forefront of our minds a reminder of the fragility in our surroundings.
Martin’s bold ideological statements as well as his vivid imagery, figure, and form, make his works something quite powerful and memorable. Each image has a voice, a voice that demands to be heard.
Written by Joe Schwarz, LAL Contributing Writer