Hidden Door

David Martin

Visual Art

David Martin is a painter who plays with the convention of the figure in space, creating paradoxes and contradictions within the image that encourage the viewer to question the truth and logic of what they are seeing. Using high-realism to create believable scenarios, Martin hides images within images and frustrates the rationality of the space, leaving the viewer with an uncertain encounter, more akin to a puzzle than a statement of fact.

David Martin is head of the Foundation Course at Leith School of Art and also happens to be the Creative Director and founder of Hidden Door.

David has shown his work at Hidden Door in 2010, 2014 and 2017.