Having exhibited both locally and internationally, Melbourne artist Martha Lord creates large scale mixed media portraits exploring characters from history and myth.
Martha's work's play between abstraction and realism, creating figures from gathered pieces of magazines and photography to build faces and forms in her work. Her luxurious portraits typically represent figures from history or Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses reinterpreted and reimagined through an abstracted modern lens. Similarly, Martha explores concepts found within our modern lives.
"Our mark making can represent the deepest levels of the human psyche. It is not only an expression of something that is very personal and intimate but an intellectual and emotional exploration." – Martha Lord
Martha's Greek heritage and stories of Greek mythology relayed by her father play a big part in her works. Likewise, Eastern philosophies and culture have also influenced Martha's work through her many years of martial arts practice.
Don't forget to get your tickets to the Sydney Affordable Art Fair, running June 15 – 18.
See Martha Lord's available artworks by signing up to be an Early Bird – receive the full 64 page Fair Collection Catalogue direct to your inbox two days before the Fair, on June 13.
What's more, we've got FOMO fixed – we're opening phone pre-sales for 2 hours on June 14, so you can be sure to secure up that special artwork before it gets snapped up. Phone pre-sale details are included in the catalogue.