Welcome to the fine art website of Martin Guan.
Gallery updates: 3D monthly, montage + drawing weekly, collage daily (with few exceptions only).
1. About Martin Guan
I’m a self-taught artist from Southern Germany. After school I moved to Berlin. I studied mathematics (diploma) and philosophy (minor). Since 2014 – after many years of work as a designer and GUI programmer – I’m working as an artist.
2. About the Art Works
2.1 Portrait Paintings
My abstract paintings of the human face are from imagination. I paint these portraits in acrylics using different techniques. (Acrylics on water-color paper 50cm x 70cm).
2.2 3D Computer Graphics
Each computer graphic has 3D objects to symbolize the basic idea of a thought process result.
Each Photomontage consists of
- A Portrait Painting (see above 2.1)
- A 3D graphic (see above 2.2)
- An abstract photograph
I don’t want to present my photos within a gallery page. But I plan to make them searchable inside an archive on this website by the end of 2019.
2.4) Figure Drawings
The pencil drawings from imagination have the human figure as the primary subject. I use black acrylics as a finish. (Graphite on water-color paper 14.8cm x 21cm)
2.5 Art Collages
The layers described above (see 2.1-2.4) are merged into a new image, the “art collage”. So this composite image includes scans of an actual drawing and a painting. Each drawing is only used once for an art collage. Some paintings can be found in different art collages.
There may be several alternative names for my art collages: digital collage, digital photo montage, mixed media drawings; I don’t know which one would be the best match or something like an official categorization. At first I wanted to avoid the word “digital”: otherwise many wouldn’t think of ‘real’ drawings and paintings.