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Peter Martin Featured in Contemporary German Art: The New York Experience at Agora Gallery

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature German artist, Peter Martin, in its premier exhibition Contemporary German Art: The New York Experience. The exhibition is through April 13, 2010 (opening reception: Thursday, March 25, 2010).

Divinely spiritual figures loom out from an ashen darkness with piercing eyes. Lean, feminine figures in dynamic poses peer back at us unequivocally, splaying out graceful wings and sharpened horns. Yet, beneath their provocative posturing they exude a veiled benevolence and hope. Enter the world of visionary artist, Peter Martin, a painter who revels in the crossroads of divinity and evil, beauty and horror. His work is profoundly expressive, employing a fiery palette and dramatic stylization rooted in his early interest in Caravaggio. References to Sumerian, Greek, and Judeo-Christian lore abound. There is a raw, primeval quality to the works speaking not only of the supernatural but of ageless questions. “Must not one sometimes show evil in order to facilitate the good?” he implores. Martin works with mixed media or acrylic creating large artworks that loom over audiences, signifying power and unearthly experience. Martin has exhibited his distinctive breed of art in his native Austria, Germany, Poland and the United States. He resides in Linz, Austria.

Exhibition Dates: March 23, 2010 – April 13, 2010
Reception: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
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New York has been the first stop in America for numerous German literates, philosophers and artists. In celebration of their contributions in New York and in the spirit of promoting artistic exchange worldwide, Agora Gallery is pleased to present Contemporary German Art: The New York Experience. The exhibition is an exciting collection of contemporary fine art, offering New York art enthusiasts insight into the art movement in Germany today.

Featured Artists:
Dingo Babusch, Dr. Lusine Breitscheidel, Astrid Castillo Quesada, Zoran Gavric, Nadine Yvonne Jeners, CC Johnson, Brigitte Martha Keller, Martina Kolle, Christiane Lohrig, Peter Martin, Peter Rademacher, Pari Ravan, Fariba Roostaei, Michael B. Sky, Linde Unrein

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district that was established in 1984 and is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art from emerging, mid-level and well-established artists. Most recently, the gallery launched, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Image: Peter Martin, Scream, Mixed Media & Acrylic on Canvas