Kenneth Martin (1905-1984) Variable (second Versio
Kenneth Martin (1905-1984) Variable (Second Version)
brass, 1969, overall size 222 x 267 mm (8 3/4 x 10 1/2 in) (height and greatest span) Provenance: Waddington Galleries, London and thence by descent Exhibitions: 1. Kenneth Martin: Recent Works, The Waddington Galleries II, 1970 2. Kenneth Martin, Tate Gallery, 1975 Having studied at Sheffield School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London, Martin began his first abstract paintings in the late 1940's turning to his first kinetic work in 1951. The work shown here is the machette for the sculpture Kinetic Movement, 1977, which is located in Swansea. 'To begin by isolating fundamentals of motion - rotation, oscillation - and then to use them in combination, is to start not only from a beginning of forms but likewise of symbols.' - Kenneth Martin, 1968
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