Unit London is delighted to announce that You Gave Me Paradise, Will Martyr’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, will open on 27th May 2021. Martyr’s work explores the relationship between memories, people and their environments. He examines how our surroundings impact our emotional states, as well as our desires.
You Gave Me Paradise sees Martyr develop his practice to incorporate figures, a transition he has been thinking about for many years. This body of work continues to depict the rarefied yet universally familiar locations of rest and relaxation that were so prominent in Wanderlust (2017) and Fathoms (2018), however the inclusion of figures imbues the pieces with an increased sense of humanity. In this exhibition, Martyr reflects on the beauty and strength of intimate relationships, charting how they evolve and grow stronger over time.