Martin Maloney (born 1961) is a contemporary English artist.
Life and work
Martin Maloney practises deliberately "bad" painting, where images (mainly figures) are achieved with apparently inept draughtsmanship and crude painting. Through his expressionistic style, strong colours, and humorous subject matter, Maloney's paintings record everyday experiences and moments of awkward intimacy. He often incorporates references to art history, from Vermeer to Georg Baselitz.[according to whom?]
Art historian Julian Stallabrass said that Maloney's work was "childishly sweet and banal figure paintings". Maloney was an exhibitor Saatchi Collection on display as Sensation, held at the Royal Academy, London, in 1997. He was also exhibited in the New Neurotic Realism show held at the Saatchi Gallery.
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