Artists

Sculpture

Sculpture

11/11/2014 to 23/11/2014

Martin Selman’s work poses a challenge to the way we appreciate marble as a material. He takes this expensive stone that is steeped in historical connotation and makes it modern. He liberates Carrara marble from the burden of its history, and undermines tradition by his choice to craft trash from this costly rock.

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Sculpture

Sculpture

26/11/2013 to 8/12/2013

Martin Selman’s work poses a challenge to the way we appreciate marble as a material. He takes this expensive stone that is steeped in historical connotation and makes it modern. He liberates Carrara marble from the burden of its history, and undermines tradition by his choice to craft trash from this costly rock.

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Sculpture

Sculpture

1/11/2011 to 20/11/2011

Martin Selman’s work transforms the ancient material of marble into contemporary sculptures that reference and challenge art historical traditions. His exclusive use of Carrara marble places him firmly in the contested area between the traditional and the contemporary.

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Sculpture

Sculpture

23/11/2010 to 12/12/2010

Martin Selman’s Sculpture explores the possibilities of marble as a contemporary medium. With his tender renderings of quirky subjects, Selman transforms the 'everyday' nature of contemporary objects, while challenging the initial aesthetic assumptions of the viewer.

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Sculpture

Sculpture

17/11/2009 to 6/12/2009

Sculpture from Martin Selman is loaded with cultural symbols that transform the 'everyday' nature of contemporary objects, while challenging the initial aesthetic assumptions of the viewer. With his tender renderings of quirky subjects, Selman generates paradoxical works that contrast notions of softness and hardness; matt and shine; the ethereal and the monumental.

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New Zealand Sculpture

New Zealand Sculpture

18/11/2008 to 7/12/2008

At a time when much of what we consume as art is ephemeral, fleeting or impermanent due to the increasing presence of installation and video art, Hawke's Bay sculptor Martin Selman’s work is refreshingly solid.

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