Taslim Martin was born in London in 1962; his father is Nigerian, his mother from St Lucia in the Caribbean. He obtained a City and Guilds certificate in carpentry and joinery at Southend College of Art and Technology in 1981 and pursued a career in carpentry for the next ten years before going to art school in 1991, first in Southend, then in Cardiff, and finally in London, graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1998.
‘Craft skills are important in my work and I am happy to learn new processes, or forge links with industry to achieve the required results. Digital manufacture has become important in my creative process, allowing me to experiment and play with many ideas before committing time to making’.
Martin’s work, including ‘Secret Dovetail’, featured in the ‘Mixed Belongings’ touring exhibition which opened at the Crafts Council, London in 2005. In this show and in his solo exhibition ‘Contemporary Primitive’ at the 198 Gallery, London in 2007, Martin continued his theme of investigating cultural identity.
Event: 3D Design and Craft Course Event. There will be 3 speakers on the afternoon Taslim Martin, Phoebe Cummings & Jason Cleverely.
Date: Friday 20th March
Venue: Sallis Benney
Address: Grand Parade, Brighton University
Free. All welcome from any course!