Mary Martin

Mary Martin

Title Machnamh

Medium Acrylic

Material Artist Panel

Size 60 x 80 x 4 cm

Year 2022

Artist Statement Machnamh, translating as wonder, reflection or contemplation, depicts a landscape inhabited by figures who are both present and absent. In response to what Dublin is to the artist, Martin reflected on the surreality of returning to her native Dublin, a realm where ambiguity and the unknown triumph and where time no longer makes sense as she resonates with her past selves. In Machnamh she creates an otherworld, where despite the familiarity of landscape, reality has been warped.

Artist Bio Mary Martin is a visual artist and a 2021 Fine Art Graduate of Brighton School of Art. Through paint, Martin constructs an alternate reality; a heterotopia. Her playful approach to language and interpretation together with her vibrant and surreal compositions belie a serious reflection on the Anthropocene where she presents a future evolutionary state where it is unclear if humanity still exists. While Martin’s paintings appear playful and theatrical, their serious undertones address the growing disconnection between hyper capitalist society and the natural and liminal worlds and its effect on the Anthropocene, with fish forms mutating into mermaid-like hybrids, secretly advancing in the natural world without our knowledge. Recent shows Dublin Is, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Dublin (2022), MIDDEN, Luan Gallery, Athlone (2022) and Gormworm, Tapir Gallery, Berlin (2022) show Martin’s confidence in paint and print; these and her recent residency on the ONCA Barge and Agility Award 2022, reflect an exciting emerging artist with her finger on the pulse of a reality in crisis.

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