Martin C. Herbst's Watercolor Works are a Modern Take on Tradition

By: Jana Pijak - Nov 14, 2014
References: martincherbst & joquz
Martin C. Herbst's distorted art pieces are displayed on a series of reflective canvases. They are made from stainless steel and aluminum materials and are molded to create a set of sculptural forms. His paintings are a fresh translation of iconic art work and are displayed in a way that manipulates their imagery.

Capturing human subjects, this series of figures and faces is incredibly detailed and visually intriguing. What looks like a scrunched up piece of metal is later revealed to be an unconventional watercolor painting.

Whether working with jagged metal sheets or spherical and curved materials, Martin C. Herbst creates perception-altering illustrations that defy convention. His works marry iconic imagery with modern and ambiguous forms to create a balanced mix of old and new elements.