Delicate, controlled and highly illusionistic, they utilise the trope of the visual malaprop to create an imaginary third space in which surreal and subversive narratives are entwined. Central to Marten's work is the idea that the visual classificatory systems and conventions of natural history and encyclopaedic illustrations are inherently partial and unstable, and she exploits this knowledge to create a surreal and subversive world in which hip-hop Phoenicians can co-exist with hirsute Counts. In Marten's indelible vision, tables are tapped by snakes, picnic baskets and bizarre forms of horticulture, whilst a priapic primate supports a giant wig on the back of a marmoset. Her drawings map these fantastical spaces with a technical subtlety that makes them appear quasi-scientific: like rogue illustrations from a Raymond Roussel novel, or key evidence in a pataphysical court of enquiry. In fusing the historical aspects of her chosen prints with contemporary concerns, Marten's work speak to us across time and, in doing so, it take the weights, measures and protocols of the taxonomic process to forge a magical world that is distinctly her own. From to she was an important figure in the tattoo underground and, as one of the few women practicing the craft, influenced people's ideas about body decoration.
The statues wonder how long their underarm hair can grow. A nose huffs the upholstery when no one is looking. Conspirators of Pleasure , all of them. All of us. About 50 Watts.
The final image evolves out of the medium and the process of painting. A first one woman show, and it is a pleasure to welcome a substantial new talent. The texture is very strong and satisfying, the colours muted blacks and whites with flashes of indigo or russet or crimson, all earthy and volcanic. Layer upon layer she builds her timeless magic, sometimes suggesting rushing waters cascading over a precipice, sometimes showing the stillness of eternal rock faces.
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