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Blandine Martin

 

Blandine Martin is a French artist living in London for the last 20 years. Part instinctive and part emblematic, Blandine‘s work is strongly influence by the East and African art. Her compositions pays homage to theses parts of the world by means of breaking, tearing, sculpting materials including sand, stones and wood.  visually strong & mythical, her narrative is intuitive and poetic. Lately she has been involved with a number of charities and co-founded the art-based fund-raising organization ArtMinerva. She has also organized high-profile art auctions in London and Venice. Her work has been exhibited in England, France and The USA which includes numerous solo shows.

In Private collections in the UK and France.

Blandine lately collaborated with Pierre Eugene at The Catherine Peugeot cultural Centre in Paris for the controversial exhibition Provok 2011

AWARDS:

First prize for best painting "Partition" at  Cork Street open charity exhibition 2009-London

second prize for The Churchill portrait competition hosted by Royal painter Lady Barbara Hamilton

forthcoming  GROUP exhibition @ 44AD Gallery , BATH , preview 14 July 2013

DACS member since 2007

AUCTION:

Wish upon a star Children Charity , sept 2012 Birmingham
The Big egg Hunt sponsored by Faberge 2011
Art for L'Aquila The Cultural Italian Institute,  2009

published in

"who‘s who in art " since 2007

“African Whisper “ published and display on the tube in Oxford Circus and Bond Street with Art below

Il messagerio and Vario magazine Italy 

Raffaella Quieti Cartledge, London correspondent for Abruzzo Economia
Alice Castle-local news
Anna Raczkowskas from London press correspondent for TV POLONIA

Coming up : 25-29 April 2015  the international art fair Fusion with The cult  House , Hoxton Arches, London 

Past Exhibitions included : VAI  exhibition -  part of open house Islington September  July  till octobre 2014  West Bank gallery with  Artbelow Notting hill gate 2014 -Islington art factory summer salon 2014Tribal African exhibition with artBridge , Mayfair Nov 2013 .Exhibited with Artbelow , Initial B at Regents park station & the charring Cross gallery 2013 , short film Picture the zone at The blackhall gallery , East London , 2013 , 2012/2013The Stour Space, September 2012 ,East London 2011/2012 Mayfair, London October 2011,Group exhibition PROVOK 2011With Europe Art +Paris , France2010:Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 2010 Royal Windsor Racecourse, exhibition with StevenBallard, art dealer.Tapeley Mansion with Lord Christie , Devon 2008/ 2009: Group show Abatte Zanettiscuola, Venice , Italy The ICI, Belgrave square, London B-Uncut launch, Westbourne studios, London The gallery Cork street , London 3 Bedfordbury gallery, Covent garden, London The Kowalski gallery , East London Visual art centre, Essex Cork street Open Charity, Mayfair, London The Eaton terrace gallery , Belgravia, London le pavillon de l’art contemporain, Paris, France,The Stroud house gallery, Gloucester Le carrousel du Louvre art fair, Paris France Untitled 2008 Chelsea art fair London The Art space gallery, Mayfair, London The Horse bridge art centre, Kent Untitled gallery , the strand, London Reference gallery , 10013 NY USA 2006-2007 The art house Lewisham London La petite  gallery, Limousin France Reference gallery New York USA Battersea contemporary art fair 2007 La petit Gallery, Limousin France 2004 -2005

The royal National Theatre, South Bank, London Serena Hall Gallery , Suffolk, UK Yann Martin Gallery , Marseilles, France The Euroart gallery, Tottenham, London The Hype Gallery Brick lane Lon don 2004: short film : The ID Degree show, School of architecture “The double life of a shopping trolley”

 

Biographie
Blandine Martin, vit depuis deux décennies à Londres mais est originaire d'Aix-en-Provence en France.
Blandine a étudié l'architecture d'intérieur au "Métropolitain Université". En 2003, après avoir obtenu son diplôme de designer elle travaillera avec diverses créateurs mais aussi au National Thêatre et à la télévision. Petit à petit, Blandine se développera dans la peinture et les arts plastiques. Amoureuse des matériaux comme le bois, le métal et le sable elle aime créer des univers profonds et abstraits.
Elle a gagné plusieurs prix en Angleterre, dont le premier prix de "l'Open charité" en 2009 à Cork Street et l'année suivante, le deuxième lors d'un concours pour le portrait de Winston Churchill.
Co-créatrice du " Minerva Art" fondé pour organiser des enchères en soutien aux tremblements de terre subit par l'Italie en 2009.

Dernièrement elle fut, récompensée pour son travail sur "les oeufs de Fabergé" à l'occasion de l'exposition Londonienne.
A exposé en Angleterre, aux USA, en Italie et en France.
Publiée dans Who'Who in Art.

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