Wicked ArcheologyHelen Marten

A world of small things whose nature seems recognizable,
but at the same time strange or altered

 

British, London based sculptor and video artist Helen Marten combines disparate imagery and materials creating eclectic and dynamic large scale works. After her studies at Central St Martins, and Ruskin School of Art, and a period of running by where her teachers included sculptor Richard Wentworth, she started making artworks in her parents’ garage once back in her hometown of Macclesfield, where she is originally born. Within the last few years, Marten, now represented by contemporary art gallery Sadie Coles HQ, has emerged as one of the most interesting and dynamic artists of her generation. Being the recipient of both the Turner Prize and the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, in 2016, the last twelve months have also has seen this singular artist being the protagonist of the major solo exhibitions Drunk Brown House at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, in London, and Eucalyptus, Let Us In, at Greene Naftali Gallery, in New York.

 

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