Martha Zmpounou

Her work revolves around the idea of the human figure and portrait as a space of expression and exposure.

 “I see the human body as a fragmented yet multifaceted entity, an outcome of a process of layering.

It is a mode of work that embraces accidental bleeds, unfinished or seemingly underdeveloped areas, next to others meticulously developed in detail. This results in a fragile dynamic balance between abstraction and representation, one which seeks to capture the tonal and morphological particularities of a sitter’s skin or facial characteristics, and in essence, their very self”.

 

BA, Central St Martins.