British artist Helen Marten (born 1985) combines disparate materials and painted images in elaborate sculptural tableaux composed of assembled materials that resonate with associative meaning. Frequently employing visual and linguistic ambiguity in order to explore the potential of misinterpretation and misunderstanding, Marten’s output includes sculpture, videos, text and screen-printed paintings.
Conceived as an artist’s book-cum-catalog for an exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Helen Marten: Drunk Brown House focuses on key works produced by the artist in recent years and offers detailed perspectives on Marten’s meticulous installations. With an essay by Brian Dillon that investigates Marten’s practice, as well as texts by Travis Jeppesen and Eileen Myles that take inspiration from the artist’s works, this volume presents a fittingly eclectic approach to one of today’s most restlessly innovative artists.
Softcover, Perfect Bound, 224 pages, 8.3 inches x 11.6 inches, English, Walther König, 2017.