Martin Basher was born in 1979 in Wellington, New Zealand and lives and works in New York. The artist received his MFA at Columbia University. He has shown internationally at public and private institutions.
Martin Basher’s painting and sculptural work is situated in the lineage of display-based artistic practices. Working with the languages of retail and advertising, Basher explores the emotional charge of common objects and images. Expanding upon the lineage of display-based artistic practices, Basher’s work taps consumer psychology, sublimated desire and masculine gaze.