Meet Marti Lund
"My paintings sit in flux between the white gallery walls and the often run-down urban environment. Conceptually, my work is guided by told stories; of people and of environment; offering counter-narratives to social norms, empathetic humanitarianism and concerns for the environment."
Marti Lund is an artist, specialising in contemporary mural painting and oil paintings on canvas. He is also avid pencil draftsman, collager and Visual Arts teacher at Rondebosch Boys’ High School.
He garnered a highly resolved realistic oil painting style and a broad sense of theoretical foundation through a Bachelor of Fine Arts Cum Laude at Rhodes University. After this he put the small brushes down to set off on a two year trip across Canada and Central America: painting abandoned buildings, backpackers, bars and restaurants.
This sparked a strong drive to paint walls large-scale and find mechanisms of making a creative lifestyle sustainable through cross-disciplinary creative practice, education and exploration.
His current canvas and wall murals are an exploration of past and present techniques and styles, exploring classical oil painting styles in the studio and translating them into public domain.
He takes influence from the visual vocabulary of his collage work and often seeks visual guidance from collaborations with photographers. This forms the foundation to find the dialogue with work grounded in nature and impassioned social narrative.
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