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Ronald Albert Martin
Bright Red #2

84 x 72in 212.7 x 182.9cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 CAD
Sold for:   $55,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fall 2017 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Ronald Albert Martin
Titanium White #6

83 3/4 x 72in 212.7 x 182.9cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 CAD
Sold for:   $52,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art auction on Thursday, March 29, 2018
Ronald Albert Martin
Cadmium Red Deep

84 x 72in 213.4 x 182.9cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000 CAD
Sold for:   $37,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Post-War & Contemporary Art auction on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Ronald Albert Martin
Titanium White #2

83 3/4 x 72in 212.7 x 182.9cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 CAD
Sold for:   $37,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art auction on Thursday, November 30, 2017
Ronald Albert Martin
Guelph Trip - One & Two #17

84 x 66in 213.3 x 167.6cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 CAD
Sold for:   $35,400 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's November 2016 - 5th Session auction on Saturday, November 26, 2016

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Ronald Albert Martin
One Colour Painting

84 x 72in 213.4 x 182.9cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 CAD
Sold for:   $22,500 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Canadian Abstraction auction on Saturday, June 02, 2018
Ronald Albert Martin
Back & Forth: Back & Forth

83 3/4 x 66 1/4in 212.7 x 168.3cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 CAD
Sold for:   $17,500 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's September 2017 - 5th Session auction on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Ronald Albert Martin
World #23

72 1/4 x 48 1/4in 183.5 x 122.6cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 CAD
Sold for:   $16,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's August 2017 - 4th Session auction on Thursday, August 31, 2017
Ronald Albert Martin
Scraped off Black Painting

46 x 28in 116.8 x 71.1cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 CAD
Sold for:   $15,000 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Post-War & Contemporary Art auction on Thursday, September 26, 2019
Ronald Albert Martin
Untitled #5E

17 x 13in 43.2 x 33cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 CAD
Sold for:   $7,500 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Made in Ontario auction on Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Ronald Albert Martin

1943 -

Ronald Albert Martin was born in 1943 in London, Ontario. He studied commercial art at H.B. Beal Secondary School from 1960 to 1964. In 1964 he began working in a shared studio with artist Murray Favro. Martin’s first solo exhibition was at Pollock Gallery in Toronto in 1965, and he was later represented by Carmen Lamanna Gallery, where he exhibited until 1991. Martin is currently represented by Christopher Cutts Gallery.

Martin often worked in series, such as his well-known Black and White Paintings. His abstract works were concerned with the materiality of paint – its physical mass on the surface and the impact of its colour, as well as his manipulation of the medium and the effects of gravity on its movement before drying. He experimented with larger gestural brush-strokes, and in his Black series, used his hands to move and shape the paint. Inspired by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Martin also experimented with his working methods by occasionally laying the canvas on the floor of his studio rather than on the wall. He sometimes used conceptual methods of creating his works – such as in his One-Colour Paintings, in which each canvas was a standard size, the paint a standard quantity and only one colour, and a fixed time was set for the execution of the work.

Martin stated, “I’d like to feel I could make a painting that is primarily about the experience of the experiencer.” He wanted the viewer to use his paintings as a screen on which they could project their conscious or unconscious fears or desires, and through that process, their perception could become a personal creative act.In 1978, Martin’s Black Paintings represented Canada at the Venice Biennale (along with Henry Saxe’s sculptures). In the same year he had exhibitions in Cologne and Montreal. National recognition grew for Martin through many exhibitions across Canada, and he was awarded a Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts in 2012. The artist currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

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