Martin Kline

Martin Kline is a visual artist who specializes in sculpture and encaustic paintings. A graduate of Ohio University, Kline begun his art career in experimentation with oil and encaustic paints. After seeing the noticeable fluidity of encaustic paints and how the texture can be malleable, Kline dedicated much of his work to the medium. Though a previous student of Italian Renaissance painting, Kline’s move to New York City in the 1980s brought new abstract visions for his work. This has led to the present day style Kline has in his pieces, which are inspired by the many shapes and textures found in natural environments along with mythological creatures. Kline’s evolution with encaustics has eventually led to drip paintings along with relief sculptures that have been casted in bronze, stainless steel, and carbon steel. Kline’s many revolutionary techniques have proved him a pioneer in encaustic painting. Kline currently splits his time between Rhinebeck, New York and New York City and has been showcased in many collections among the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The High Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, and more.

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