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Natalie Martin

BA (Hons) Fine Art | Class of 2020

My practice is heavily influenced by the human condition specifically Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, along with the concept of the uncanny. The Allegory explores human perception, that we cannot comprehend what exists outside of our five senses. This inspired me to create works that do not use a traditional perspective and include elements of modern-day life both and figurative. The compositions are distorted yet recognisable evolving an odd semi-surreal psychedelic environment.My interest in the uncanny originates in my contemplation of the ‘unknown’ particularly mortality, perhaps the greatest unknown. This led me to relics, objects of beauty and horror.

I explore ideas through both painting and sculpture: illusionary environments are juxtaposed with vibrant pastels, plaster and clay sculptures of body parts, flora, fauna and everyday objects. They appear as though they have come to life and stepped out of their original psychedelic origins into a pseudo-museological cabinet of curiosities.

Work available for sale, contact artist for more information