About the Artist
A skilled ceramicist, South African born Martin has exhibited in the UK, New York and South Africa.
Martin was apprenticed to Master Potter John Bauer while studying Anthropology, Art History and English at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. At 21, Martin was selected as one of 100 artists to participate in the South African Biennial, Spier Contemporary 2011. He then came to London to continued his studies in Modern and Contemporary Art History at Christie’s Education. Martin worked as a studio technician and teacher at Turning Earth Ceramics, before being selected for a year long residency at the Florence Trust in Highbury.
Martin is currently based in Peckham Rye, where he has studios in the Bussey Building and the Kiln Rooms. With a Focus on installation, Martin’s work explores themes of absence, masculinity, and colonial history. Individual and collective identity, power and privilege are enshrined in the material, form and pattern of Martin’s work.