Martin Wade

works

martin wade parsnip embrace
martin wade fox from hell
‘Parsnip Embrace’
Selenium-toned, gelatin silver print
1/5
46 x 36cm
Signed verso
Framed
SOLD
‘Fox from Hell’
Selenium-toned, gelatin silver print
1/5
46 x 36cm
Signed verso
Framed
SOLD

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biography
‘A training in science and significant periods in the building and conservation arenas heightened rather than dimmed an urge to deconstruct and reconstruct the perceived world.
Discovering and learning to use in the early 1980’s the mechanical plate camera with simple optics enhanced the feelings of entering other realms, that of what is, was and could be. Science and Alchemy. Architecture.
As with any artist, picture making is an exercise in trying to order and understand, thereby ascertain what is real. Often something is glimpsed but further investigation is required. The image becomes a way marker, holdfast from which to search ahead. At other times though, as if stuck in a telescope, the horizon swings around and you look into the past. Racing through my fifties I now know these to be ageless, universal feelings.
These particular images, although not chronologically new, are rebirths. As if printed by a different person, they are much larger than before and on Bohemian paper temperamentally made for them.
They are full of the hackneyed, age-old obsessions of embracing or cheating death, re-birth, excitement and disillusion but hopefully contain humour and humanity.’