“Martine Syms has earned wide recognition for a practice that combines conceptual grit, humour and social commentary. For her short-form moving image artwork, Kita’s World, Martine introduces viewers into her personal mythology; equal parts biological, psychological and sociological,” writes FAD Magazine. “My world is a strange combination of core material, broken samples, seductive loops, and heavy theory. Kita’s World considers the problem of the psychosomatic slip in the digital era,” says Syms.
Twice Removed, Sillman’s current exhibition at Gladstone Gallery, “proves how abstract art can speak to our time,” writes Jason Farago in the Times. “The rolling crises of the last few years have brought along a shift in art galleries toward easy-to-read, politically forthright imagery, some of it righteous, some just agitprop. It’s a time more prone to the certainties of rage than the ambiguities of art. So I wanted to see how, or even whether, these miserable months would be reflected in Ms. Sillman’s painting, and how she understood her place in an art world that seems to be growing ill at ease with the fundamentals of shape, color and line. What I found, at Gladstone, was more than just a confirmation that Ms. Sillman is at the top of her game, but a master class in how abstract art can be as alive with the inflamed spirit of 2020 as any portrait or photograph.”