Kris Martin’s artistic work is characterized by an investigation into existential questions. His reflections on being materialize in works that convey intense experiences with the passage of time, with life and death, spirituality and religion. His installations, sculptures, photographs, videos, and drawings combine conceptual elements with a sensuous quality. The artist frequently employs found objects that hold a particular fascination for him; to his mind, these objets trouvés are carriers of both a number of different ideas as well as of their own history. Using minimal interventions and reduced means, Martin alters these objects, thereby creating gaps that provide room for interpretation, which the viewer can then fill with his or her own personal associations. Despite their melancholic and symbolic aspects, Kris Martin’s works never come across as pathos-ridden. Instead, they touch the viewer with an existential urgency punctuated by a mischievous humor.