Art by Martin Gantman, text By Ryan Gierach, West Hollywood, California
What is common on the streets of the Creative City is a heightened level of narcissism, as anyone who has watched pedestrians strolling past windows while gazing at their reflections and not the street action, can tell you.
Conceptual artist Martin Gantman is fairly unique among WeHo residents not only because he is a working artist, but could be the ONLY artist in West Hollywood to be working in the realm of conceptual art, in which the medium is less meaningful than the concepts the presentation evokes from the experience of “consuming” the art.
In other words, to flip Billy Crystal’s shtick on Saturday Night Live as Fernando, the “you look marvelous” guy who gently teased Ricardo Montalban, Mr. Gantman thinks that “how you feel (upon experiencing his artwork) is more important than how it looks.”
In the past, we have featured his series on Democraczy and his gallery showing of Empire, among other things. For more published about Mr. Gantman through the years by WeHo News, simply use the search function you’ll find at several places on each page.
Now, on to Mr. Gantman’s new series of photographic works, “Intersections,” which features the street crossings of Hollywood…