Darius Martisius’ sculptures explore aspects of biomorphism, or the incorporation of natural forms into his work, expressed as either preserving certain inherent characteristics of his raw materials, or creating shapes or structures of his own that he conceives as being in sync or harmony with their original makeup.
His conceptual process of creating each piece begins by experimenting with a variety of materials including metal, concrete and wood. His final selections are based on the physical requirements necessary to materialise his vision. He considers each component part as a stand-alone whole, respecting the physical qualities it holds whether entirely from nature or combinations of the natural with elements that are man-made.
Lines, structural irregularities and surface textures are manipulated to express his thoughts and emotions of the moment, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the whole. Thereby forming a connection or even a collaboration between human and organic processes. The idea behind Martisius’ approach reflects challenges we all face, particularly integrating new-found freedoms and increased independence into traditional systems, frameworks and ways of life that have been in existence for many generations. His art can perhaps be understood as an abstract interpretation of the ongoing evolutionary and transformational journey from past to present to future.
Martisius’ graduated from The University of Derby with a BA (Hons) Fine Art, 2019