Approved: 12.03.2008

Martin Bardell

Artist

Archived
Approved: 12.03.2008

The relationship between the self and society forms my general area of interest and I am particularly keen to explore both evolving and declining aspects of social interaction. I am interested in pinpointing changes in our everyday social rituals as an attempt at charting seemingly swift societal change. In this sense I am drawn to notions of Zeitgeist, be they fading or emerging. Today's shifting

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  • Location: London , London
 

Biography

The relationship between the self and society forms my general area of interest and I am particularly keen to explore both evolving and declining aspects of social interaction. I am interested in pinpointing changes in our everyday social rituals as an attempt at charting seemingly swift societal change. In this sense I am drawn to notions of Zeitgeist, be they fading or emerging. Today's shifting experiential boundaries abstract our use of urban and rural environments, and perhaps even our notion of geographical place. A form of collective consciousness becomes muddled amidst such transformations, and social codes of conduct become increasingly elusive. Through my studio-based practice I aim to address the perceived authenticity or artificiality of our contemporary social reality. The visual language of theatricality provides a suitable theoretical space within which to explore the politics of social interaction. In this sense my recent works seek to document, however atypically, a cross-section of a shared social psychology.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2007 - MA Photography, London College of Communication, London 2003 - BA (joint-hons) History of Art and Photography, De Montfort University, Leicester Group exhibitions 2012 - Crash Open Salon 2012, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London 2012 - Drawing Show, Fliament 14, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford 2012 - The Museum of [ ] Objects, Mac, Birmingham 2012 - The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham 2011 - The Hackney Mime School showcases Contemporary Photography, CAFEAND, London 2011 - The Triumph of Failure, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire 2010 - Reduction , Noid Gallery , London 2010 - The Triumph of Failure, Noam Gallery, Seoul, S.Korea 2009 - Hanging On, Oblong Gallery, London 2009 - I Always Knew You’d Come Back, Format International Photography Festival, Derby 2009 - I Always Knew You’d Come Back, Swanfield Yard, London 2008 - Circles of Latitude, Four Corners Gallery, London 2008 - Enniskillen Arts Festival, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, N. Ireland 2008 - Westminster Arts Open Exhibition '08, SW1 Gallery, London