Deutschland, Deutschland
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Deutschland, Deutschland

Deutschland, Deutschland

original painting, acrylic and ink on paper





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Dominant colour



90 x 135cm (Framed)


90cm x 135cm (Framed)


Acrylic and ink on paper

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‘Deutschland, Deutschland über alles’ (Germany, Germany above everything) is a chilling reminder of the past. In my painting Deutschland, Deutschland I have juxtaposed the words of the German linguist and poet August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben with a painting style that represents the decadence of 1930’s Berlin. I am influenced by German Expressionism, a critical art movement of that time including artists like Max Beckmann and Otto Dix, and have drawn parallels with some of today’s double standards. Sally Bowles and the Kit Kat Klub, Cabaret and all that jazz are a frivolous and harmless display of entertainment but somehow the razzmatazz is tainted by something potentially dark and dangerous in the background.

Martin Alton has been an artist for over thirty years and his work has been sold to clients in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States. Using many different mediums, Martin has developed his personal painting vision.

For his exhibition ‘Surbiton from Alton: new perspectives on Surbiton Station’, Martin has created a series of original oil paintings based on a theme of Surbiton Station. These paintings are both playful and dramatic and offer the viewer new angles and perspectives on this well known, iconic building.

“Surbiton Station was designed in 1937 by James Robb Scott in the Art Deco style. Used regularly by thousands of people for work and play, the station has been often overlooked. Hopefully, not any longer! The exhibition is a celebration of a place we all know and love but rarely look at.”

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