Barraud, Martin

I create ideas in three-dimensions, working as an installation artist and photographer, sometimes combining both disciplines by deliberately constructing a physical concept purely for it to be photographed such as my balloon installations for Boehringer Ingelheim.

The idea is everything and I vary the media to best deliver that.

Partly inspired by the Surrealist genius of Magritte and Dali, I want the viewer to be inspired to reflect a little on and around the artwork before them. My original Tommy figure and the commission for Prostate Cancer UK (which has recently been installed on Kings Cross station) are perhaps the pieces that best reflect my thinking.

I set out to be enigmatic at times, at others more literal. Nothing is created by chance.’
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