Since graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art BA and MFA in 2011 and 2013 respectively, Martine Poppe (b. 1988, Norway) has been living and working in London, Oslo and Paris. Poppe’s source materials, which are often photographs or fabrics, instigate her process, much like a set of instructions. Sometimes she affixes the source material behind translucent fabrics on stretchers, creating a screen that she can see through and work on with paint. At other times, she tears and scrounges it up, or reshapes it as standing barriers in the exhibition space. Rather than regarding her work as photography, painting or sculpture, she develops each piece from the fluidity between the materials. Poppe’s recent solo and two person shows include Zima Blue, Kristin Hjellegjerde (Berlin, 2020), ,Waiting for Y at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (London, 2019), Artmonte Carlo with VI, VII (Monaco, 2019), Portraits of trees at Trafo Kunsthall (Norway, 2018-2019), Aphrodite lowers her mirror at Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin (2018). Recent group exhibitions include 2084, Cable Factory/Valssaamo, (Helsinki,2020), Artist Rooms with Encounter Contemporary at Copeland Gallery and Carousel at Koppel Project Central (London, 2019) as well as ALAC (Los Angeles, 2019) and LISTE (Basel, 2018) with VI, VII, Slippage at Post_Institute (London, 2018) and Studio Spring at CCA Andratx (Spain, 2018). Other exhibitions and art fairs include Between the lines, The Women’s Museum and Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Norway, 2018), UNTITLED San Francisco (2017), Brussels Art Fair (2018 and 2017) and VOLTA (Basel, 2017 and 2016) with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, S|2 x SF at Sotheby’s (San Francisco, 2015), Sunset© at Hooper Projects (Los Angeles, 2015), and New Order II: British Art Today at the Saatchi Gallery (London, 2014). Poppe’s works can be found in the collections of UK Government Art Collection (UK), the Kistefos Museum (Norway), NRK (Norway), the Saatchi Collection (UK), University College London (UK), Oxford University (UK), CCA Andratx (Spain), House of St. Barnabas (UK) and KODE Museums (Norway) amongst others.