British artist Simon Martin works with video and sculpture to reflect upon material culture; he is interested in how we understand ourselves through social structures, mythologies, and collective memory evidenced in art objects, mass media, popular culture, and the built environment. In his work, Martin has focused on isolated objects such as the Louis Ghost Chair designed by Philippe Starck, a Donald Judd sculpture and a room divider by Postmodern design group Memphis, to examine how we look at things and their representations.
He has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland, Camden Arts Centre in London, Bass Museum of Art in Miami, Chisenhale Gallery in London, and Tate Britain in London. His work has been presented in group exhibitions at First Site in Colchester, Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Kunstverein Munich, and The Common Guild in Glasgow, Hayward Gallery in London, CCA Glasgow, and Tate Liverpool, among other venues.
Courtesy of Camden Arts Centre