Rotation MM1

Mary Martin

Foremost among the generation of British artists who ‘rediscovered’ abstraction during the 1940s, Mary Martin studied painting at the Royal College of Art, and worked as a designer early in her career before producing her first abstract paintings. These experiments in abstraction quickly translated into three dimensions, taking the form of abstract relief-sculptures, mobiles and constructions.
She developed her constructions through relationships of simple, harmonic and repeated forms using mathematical progression and rules of proportion, often exchanging ideas with her husband, the artist Kenneth Martin. Her interest in modern industrial materials and the possibilities of science and technology imbues her work with a sense of optimism for the future, while also acknowledging the legacy of past technologies, and the importance of the hand-made.

Artist
Mary Martin (1907-1969)
Title
Rotation MM1
Medium
Injection moulded plastic and mirror multiple
Date
1968
Size
5 x 5 in : 12.7 x 12.7 cm
Edition
Unknown but presumed to be circa 100
Publisher
Unlimited of Bath
Exhibited
Tate St. Ives, 'Kenneth Martin and Mary Martin: Constructed Works', 6 October 2007 - 13th January 2008 (another example exhibited);
Reference
C15-46
Status
No longer available

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