The Crossover

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42. Martin Brent

Miami Pastel

Estimate: £400 - 600

The Crossover - Lot 42, Martin Brent, Miami Pastel

Signed and dated (lower right)
Archival giclée print on photorag paper
42 x 59.4 cm.
Created in March 2019
This work is number 2 from an edition of 10.

To honour the buildings as they once were, Martin Brent incorporates indicators of contemporary life in his photographs of Miami South Beach's Art Deco district.

The photographer explains, "The images are my reaction to seeing the buildings as individual survivors of the era". He describes how he found the district run down and cracking at the edges. With Miami's changing reputation, these buildings memorialise a bygone era. The district contains 950 historic buildings in the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern style. The distinct pastel colours are emphasised by Martin giving the works a timeless quality and a feel of Art Deco illustrations and publications of the time.  

Martin Brent uses traditional and digital lens based media to question the notions of space, belonging and ownership. As part of his masters degree, his current work is focused on identity in the context of the nation state, exploring borders and alternative historical timelines.


Martin Brent is currently studying for an MA Photography from Falmouth University. Awards include Gold AOP Award, Winner of Communication Arts, Winner of World Photo Awards, Winner of PDN Annual, Winner of IPA Lucies, Winner PX3 Paris and Winner of Color Awards. His work has been exhibited at Eyestorm at Barbican and multiple Association of Photography Gallery group shows.

The Crossover - Lot 42, Martin Brent, Miami Pastel

12 Oct Oct 12

Candid Arts, 3 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ