Martin Langford                

As a professional artist printmaker, I feel very privileged to be able to make a living from something I love doing. 

 

“The work I do is a combination of visual communication and personal expression. I use humour/satire to convey my ideas as this is what comes naturally but it is also an effective way to deliver an often difficult message.

 

My work tends to focus on the environment, the evolution of man and his material wealth, the development of bigger and bigger cities, more and more people, cars and industry on the planet and the consequences this has on nature. Some reviews have labelled my work as ´black humour´ but I always try to depict a positive message too - the persistence of nature in recapturing what once belonged to the earth.

Some of my subject matter is about people´s daily routines and a comment on human nature. And since I´ve always been a fan of mafia films - a new strand of work seems to have emerged depicting a very ´human´ and ´school playground´ side to mob life.
 

My work relates to the underdog – the guy in school music lessons who always got to play the triangle whilst others were beating a big drum”
 

Process:

“I enjoy the challenge and craftsmanship involved in the mezzotint engraving technique and this is what I was originally recognised for. However, following a cycling accident which restricted how much physical labour I can use to prepare a copper plate - I now use the etching technique and have recently started experimenting with lino-cutting.”


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City

London

Twisted tree

Man-World

After Escher

Epilogue

Routes

It lives 

Mezzotint 

56.5 x 40 cm 

Management

Nucleus

Consumer

Persistence

Tescopolis

Kerching

Same Old

Traffic Wardens

Ka-boom!

Once We Were Kings

In the Loop

Ghost

Firestone

Growth.jpg

Growth

Puppet Master.jpg

Puppet Master

Disaster

Immortal.jpg

Immortal

Daredevil.jpg

Daredevil

1. Daft Vader Etching, 18 x 18 cm Framed £140 Unframed £110 .jpg

Daft Vader

Etching

18 x 18 cm Framed £140 Unframed £110

2. Dawn of the Greggs Etching, 24.5 x 21 cm Framed £195 Unframed £160.jpg

Dawn of the Greggs

Etching

24.5 x 21 cm Framed £195 Unframed £160

3. Force Push Etching, 15 x 34 cm Framed £155 Unframed £120.jpg

Force Push

Etching

15 x 34 cm Framed £155 Unframed £120

4. Sprinkles Etching, 14.5 x 24 cm Framed £140 Unframed £110.jpg

Sprinkles

Etching

14.5 x 24 cm Framed £140 Unframed £110

5. System  Etching, 24.5 x 24.5 cm Framed £165 Unframed £130 .jpg

System

Etching

 24.5 x 24.5 cm

Framed £165

Unframed £130

Triple A

Etching

29 x 17.5 cm

Framed £185

Unframed £150

6. Triple A, Etching, 29 x 17.5 cm Framed £185 Unframed £150.jpg