Artist Martin Looker

Martin Looker

Artist from France

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About the artist Martin Looker

Martin Looker was born in Yorkshire, a northern region the United Kingdom, in 1956. He has spent the majority of his life as a malaria researcher in UK Universities. In 1992 he moved along with his wife to live and work in France as a gardener. Martin has made sculptures of one sort or another for the majority of his adult life. Latterly he has chosen to concentrate his artistic efforts on Sculpture, in particular abstract sculptures. These sculptures reflect the artists desire to remove all the unnecessary elements of a found item and to manifest its very essence in a transformed , abstracted way. Found objects are discovered in gardens and farm fields, scavenged from the local dump, buried in old stone barns or picked up along a forest path or riverbank. His work reflects a fascination with texture: a weathered lump of ancient oak, the patina of old bone or rusted metal, the delicate surface of a spelled eggshell. He has a preference to use natural materials and his penchant towards rust ;leads to the discovery of unappreciated materials in plain sight. Man-made materials, in particularly Formica are often used to provide an interesting counterpoise to the natural elements. Invariably a found item will spark a concept to be cultivated into the final form of a sculpture, often accompanied by a whimsical, sometimes eccentric title.

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  • Kind of fine art:Sculpture


March 2020: 44è Salon Artistique, Descartes, France December 2019: Exposition venue de Noël des Artistes, Betz-le Château, France October 2019: L'art et Lard, Le Petit-Pressigny, France September/October 2019: 6ème Salon l'Humour L'art, La Roche Posay, France July-August 2019: Lesigny Art Grandeur Nature, Lessigny, France Spring/summer 2019: Solo exhibition, Chez'L, Le Grand Pressigny February 2019: Solo exhibition, Gallery Espace Mose, Le Roche Posay, France. October 2018: L'art et Lard, Le Petit Pressigny, France


University of Central London: Degree in Applied Biology University North East London; Higher National Diploma in Applied Biology Dewsbury and Batley Technical and Art College: Ordinary Nation Diploma in Applied Biology

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