Under Your Skin explores the transformative potential of repeated actions and the evocative power of discarded materials.
Using bicycle tyres as the basis for her work, Martirosyan cuts, weaves and knots the reclaimed rubber into large scale modular forms. Her engagement with the materials is purposely physical and tactile in its nature.
Gradually invading the gallery space, the final installation is suggestive of organic growth and mutation. Smells and sounds are used to activate viewer‘s senses, creating an immersive environment. The work’s emotional weight is carried by its visual density, offering an intense visceral experience.
About the Artist
Martirosyan is a Cork-based artist, working primarily in the mediums of sculpture and installation. Martirosyan graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2016, receiving a number of residencies and exhibition awards, including residencies at The National Sculpture Factory and Sample Studios, Ireland. Her most recent exhibitions include: MUTATIO, Art Laboratory Pink Grig, Moscow, Russia; ‘Monumental/Temporal’, PRAKSIS, Norway; OUTFLOW, two person show With Ronnie Hughes, 126 Gallery, Galway Arts Festival, Ireland, 2018; Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival, Hamilton Ontario, 2018. She is currently a member of Cork Artists Collective.