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Martine Poppe was born in Oslo, Norway in 1988. She is graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art BA, end of undergraduate degree,
as well as an MFA (graduate art degree) from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Poppe lives and works in London, Oslo and Paris. She began her career in 2014 with an exhibition at the Saatchi gallery in London which the theme was analogical change. She maid some portraits. But now she represents some landscapes and mostly abstract paintings.
Martine Poppe works with photography and textile which she affixes behind a translucent canvas. In this way she creates screens on which she works with oil paint. Her paintings have the effect of overexposed photographs, as well as the effect of a pixelated digital image.
She uses mainly pastel colors, which she works with oil paint. Poppe then recycles the same materials to create sculptures. These are usually large paper balls and walls, which are displayed alongside her paintings.
Martine Poppe’s works develop from the fluidity between the different materials she uses, negotiating the boundaries between abstraction and representation, opening the work to diversity for the viewer to situate themselves within the boundaries and expectations that her practice negotiates.
Poppe’s upcoming exhibitions include Girl meet girl at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium (Norway, 2022), Art Paris
Art Fair with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2022), Above and below (Oslo, 2022). She participates in the
book Det gåtefulle lyset by Anne Marit Muri, to be published in 2022.
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