JGM Gallery is delighted to present ‘Field Workers’, a solo show by the London based artist Martin Maloney. The exhibition comprises of ten large-scale oil paintings alongside ten related collages. Each painting shows a different woman standing in an abstract landscape of rhythmic pattern and euphoric colour. Martin Maloney‘s ‘Field Workers,’ made in 2013, are as yet unseen. The exhibition is accompanied by ‘Sex in the City’ a text written by Charlotte Mullins and exclusively for this show, Maloney has also created a new work on paper for the window, spanning 6 metres to be revealed at the Preview on 12th of September, 2018, at JGM Gallery.
Internationally exhibited, Martin Maloney (b. 1961) is well known for his large scale fgurative paintings, often created in a single session, marked by an expressionist style or “rumbustuous panache” (Adrian Searle). For twenty years his “social observation paintings” which draw upon invention and observation typically captured a subject packed with cultural signifers (clothing, hairstyles, accessories) and often depicted people haunted by an awkward yet familiar malaise.