Martin Paaskesen is the son of a nurse and an engineer. Moved to Copenhagen in 2009 to become an actor, was admitted to a highly recognized acting school (The Danish National School of Performing Arts) , but discovered painting during his education and it took over. Today Martin has several shows on his CV and is currently working together with different galleries and collectors around the world.
In his work practice he explores the expressionistic and narrative painting. His approach is very intuitive and impulsive and originates from a huge urge to explore an imagery that balances between figuration and abstraction. The figuration is always present in his works but the approach is free as an abstraction. The process is very physical and tactile. He is present in the painting litteraly. Perhaps it’s because he has a background as an actor where he was used to use his body in his expression.
Thematically, he works with the chaotic, destabilizing and incoherent, though in a clearly intentional ambiguity. He finds great inspiration in the imperfect - which often results in random occurrences that are very important to embrace. To him the most important is that fantasy, physics and the narrative goes up in unity.