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Martha Zmpounou won The Cass Art Prize at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition 2020.
This work is part of the face and figure studies. By using a colourful mix of water-based media, masking and layering are deployed to create figures whose identities emerge out of a play of hiding and revealing.
I seek to create fragmented and grotesque portraits that touch upon the misinterpretation of the human figure in media and evoke the undermining of the idolized personas that are portrayed, balancing between beauty and repulsion.