British artist based in Bristol UK, creating one-off surreal ceramic sculpture, drawings and paintings.
Why am I creating art?
Creating art is what it means to be human, to imagine and create something I have not seen before and bring it into the world to exist. As humans we have the potential to dream and turn ideas into reality. I want to live in a world were creativity thrives and is apart of peoples lives. I want to create art that liberates the imagination.
What is my purpose?
My artistic purpose is to create art that seeks to evoke curiosity. It is up to the viewer to explore their imagination and make decisions about what they are seeing. The ideas behind my artworks has to resonate with me and at times it can be interchangeable with my own experience. I want to communicate a fascination for the unknown as life is full of questions.
The Historic English Heritage monument Stonehenge helped me to develop this way of thinking. To this day its purpose and meaning still largely remains unknown. It forces myself to be curious, to learn anew and reflect upon my existence.
I do not intend to replicate its presence in any way but use this as a foundation to generate ideas around imagination, possibility and curiosity.
Martin is also a UNESCO International Academy of Ceramics IAC member.
For further information about my ideas please see my blog at: martinharmanart.blogspot.com or any of my social media channels.
|161st Annual Open Exhibition||Royal West of England Academy||Winner||Thu, 06/28/2012|
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|Ceramics Ireland, Issue 42 2018. p48, 49||Martin Harman||Tue, 01/01/2019|