Bess Martin United Kingdom
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Multidisciplinary, installation and interactive artist.

From professional training in drawing and painting, to darkroom processes, woodworking, sculptural techniques and even a career as a life-model my practice development has been well-rounded, varied and uniquely multidisciplinary. Working formally with 2D techniques I progressed to 3D through photographic sculptures, paper and textile works and have more recently gained experience with contemporary technological processes, digital media and interactive art.

I find human interaction and curiosity inspiring and my practise very much focuses on this, creating inviting interactive works that sit playfully within the public space.

Most recently I have started to go back to traditional techniques - the processes that first inspired my creativity - and am combining these with the contemporary, inclusive, interactive and explorative approach to work-making that I have found such a strong footing in.

Artwork

Tiny Insignificant, 2012

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Alternative Owl Trail, 2014/15

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The Box, 2012

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North, 2015

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Role Models, 2012

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Juliana's Bike, 2013

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WebCamHead, 2012

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Impossible Lecture Retreat, 2013/14

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Swatch Series, Ongoing

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Take It All Apart & Put It Back Together, 2015

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Is Everything Just Red?, 2016

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The Golden Bear Hunt, 2015

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It's In Your Hands, 2013

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29 Homes, 2015

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Art/Work, 2015

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Chalkboard Mask, 2011

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Fresh Fruit, Tap Water and The Great Outdoors, 2013

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Choose Your Own Adventure - Gallery Tour, 2013

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