Artist Profile

Martin Harman

Medium: Painting, Ceramic, Sculpture

Medium: Painting, Ceramic, Sculpture

Profile

About the Artist?
My name is Martin and I am an artist 
based in Somerset UK.
I create multimedia art, from handmade contemporary abstract & surreal ceramic sculpture and painting.

Why do I create art? 
Through art, I am able to step back and breathe in the beauty of exploration and self-discovery. Art provides me the freedom to explore my human potential and my desire to keep learning about myself and the world around me.

What inspires me? 
The ancient monument Stonehenge, located not too far away from my studio, serves as a constant source of inspiration. The towering stones beckon me to question the mysteries of, belief, spirituality, time, space, the nature of reality, society and the human experience.

What is my Art?
I channel these ideas into my art. The results are unique and quirky, colourful, vibrant with a hint of depth, engineered with attention to detail, a study of the effects of form, colour and light. It is Abstract and Surreal, reflecting the world we inhabit and partly escaping it.

When it comes to materials I don’t like to limit myself. For my sculptures I use a verity of clays, vibrant colours and glossy glazes. My paintings uncover an amalgamation newspaper, colourful oozing acrylic paints, reflective varnished surfaces and unconventional household paints. The sky is the limit!

My Mission?
My mission is to create art to transport you to a place of curiosity and imagination. I would like it to enhance, add value and uniqueness to any space or home. 

WHERE TO FIND ME

If you would like to discover more of my artworks, you can find me at: www.martinharmanart.com If there is anything I can help you with you are more than welcome to contact me. Thank you

QUALIFICATIONS

2010-2012 MA Ceramics, UWIC Cardiff School of Art and Design, UK

AWARDS

2014 Bristol First Collective, who purchased his sculpture Juxtaposed at the 161stAnnual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy,Bristol, UK

PRESS

2019 Ceramics Ireland Issue 42 2018 p48, 49. 2016 International Contemporary Artists Vol Xl, p372. 2016 The World of Interiors, February, Design Report, p148. 2013 ​Aesthetica-The Art & Culture Magazine, December/January, Issue 50 artists’ directory, p141​.

ARTWORK

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Space Guide

  • Standard Space (2.5m x 2m)
  • Standard Space + table (2.5m x 2m, table approx 185cms x 75cms)
  • Professional Stand – 1m deep x 2m wide x 2.3m high. The stands are covered in black fabric and can be nailed or screwed into. The stands also come with a table and black table cloth.