Blandine Martin London, United Kingdom
Blandine Martin ( Aix en Provence, France) is a mixed media textile artist who lives & works in East London. Education : 2020 -2022 -City Lit 2 years Advanced textile Art course 2017 – 2018 -The Other MA (TOMA) Metal Art School, Southend on Sea ~ Graduated 2018 1999-2003 - BA (Hons) Design & Architecture University of North London ~ Graduated 2003
I use organic and instinctive processes, often led by the materials used. Currently, I’m experimenting with inherited objects to create textile-sculptures and installations with a domestic resonance mixing traditional techniques such as weaving, basketry and upholstery with more recent methods such as photo transfer and cam technology and just lately I have stated to look also at sounds to create theatrical « mise-en-scène » . I am fascinated with memories and how our senses evoke them and I want to explore these triggers in more depth in my future work . So Mass online mentoring has come at the right time .
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS o 2022 Material Differences, Contemporary textile exhibition, City Lit London o 2021 EcoFeminism Festival, The Art Pavilion, Mile End o 2021 Distanced Domestic , MKIIwith @co.curation -Hackney, London o 2021 Solo show, Stone Space Gallery, All of us Leytonstone, London o 2021 Big Screen, Focal point gallery, TOMA film takeover o 2019 Blandine Martin & Yann Martin La Chapelle du Cheylard Ardeche, France o 2019 Contemporary Art+ Ritual, The Crypt Gallery, London o 2019 The Bolster Playground, V&A Museum, Collaborative Installation o 2019 Alternative Art School Weekender, Ugly Duck LONDON o 2019 Element Gallery -Q-Park Leicester Take over curated by Rebecca Feiner o 2018 Limbo gallery, Margate o 2018 TOMA Graduate end of year show @Beecroft Gallery o 2018 Solo show Retrospective, The Royals Southend o 2018 Big Screen take over, Focal Point Gallery o 2017 51% Remember Her Exhibition, Tower Gallery curated by Rebecca Feiner o 2016 The Chelsea Art Society- Annual exhibition o 2019 ART Residency Alt MFA'S group artists residency @Guest Projects London o 2012 The Big Egg Hunt, Blooming azure egg, Covent Garden & The City o 2011 PROVOKEeurope ART Curated by Pierre Eugene o 2010 Windsor Contemporary Art Fair @world's Art o 2004 Solo Show- Welcome to a selfish thought -Euroart gallery,