Photo by Pete Jones
Martin Maloney, born in 1961, is a contemporary English artist. Maloney practices deliberately “bad” painting, where images (mainly figures) are achieved with apparently inept draughtsmanship and crude painting. Through his expressionistic style, strong colours, and humorous subject matter, Maloney’s paintings record everyday experiences and moments of awkward intimacy. He often incorporates references to art history, from Vermeer to Georg Baselitz.
In 2000, Martin Maloney painted a canvas for a chair designed by Matthew Hilton. With completed needlework, the chair was auctioned at The Serpentine Gallery’s Gala Dinner and raised £17,000 for the Gallery.