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· Animalmineralvegetal Man V (2020)

· Orphan (The states of mourning) (serie) (2020)

· Orphan 1 (2020)

· Orphan 2 (2020)

· Orphan 3 (2020)

· Orphan 4 (2020)

· Orphan 5 (2020)

· Orphan 6 (2020)

· Orphan 7 (2020)

· Orphan 0 (Wicker Man) (2020)

In the Orphan (The states of mourning) series (2020) the artist has depicted himself, 8 times, child-sized, going through the 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, negotiation, depression and acceptance. It’s unclear which sculpture represents which stage, the titles aren’t of much help either, and so we’re lured into examining up close; interpreting each statue’s facial expression and body language by digging into our own memories and emotions, projecting them onto the works to understand what we’re seeing. The grieving sculptures are dressed in colourful, festive attire – opposed to the black uniform we’re accustomed to – another element to aid our confusion. The hyper-realness of existential dread expressed in the confronting vulnerability of the self-portraits is juxtaposed with a great deal of humour bordering on self-deprecating irony. Marty’s works are never, and never have been, one-dimensional... The 5 stages are well-known for being an inevitable part of moving on. When reality changes to a significant degree, we need to change along. A rebirth of some degree is the only way to join an altered future, the only way to survive in it. The self-portraits of the artist culminate in a sculpture which personifies him as a Wicker Man (2020): a symbol and fetish of Pagan beliefs that represents a feast of sacrifice and death leading to rebirth and abundance.


text by Lauren Wiggers