Enzo Marra Artist Bio 

Artist Portrait by Anil Mistry

Enzo has been exploring the settings of the studio, the gallery, the auction house and the activities of observers to this world. He has been occupied with how the artworld can be seen from the insiders and the outsiders point of view, the valuing of artworks and their auctioning for astonomic figures, the processes and activities that occur behind the privacy of studio doors, the hanging and display of works animated by the commodified space of the gallery, the milling ofobservers in gallery spaces, the way that their presence then giveslife and purpose to the works on display.The use of texture is of great importance in his practice as he feel that it gives oil paints an added dimension and gives the brush used a necessary dominance in the final image created. The dragging away and building up of pigment as relevant in the final image, as the tonality and colour balance that they are used to express.

Having studied towards a BA at the University of Reading and and an MA
at the University of Brighton, Enzo Marra's creative practice is
concerned with the exploration and pictorial analysis of the artworld.

He has been exploring the settings of the studio, the gallery, the
auction house and the activities of observers to this world. He has
been occupied with how the artworld can be seen from the insiders and
the outsiders point of view, the valuing of artworks and their
auctioning for astonomic figures, the processes and activities that
occur behind the privacy of studio doors, the hanging and display of
works animated by the commodified space of the gallery, the milling of
observers in gallery spaces, the way that their presence then gives
life and purpose to the works on display.

The use of texture is of great importance in his practice as he feel
that it gives oil paints an added dimension and gives the brush used a
necessary dominance in the final image created. The dragging away and
building up of pigment as relevant in the final image, as the tonality
and colour balance that they are used to express.

These works having allowed him to be involved in the Zeitgeist Open in
2014 and 2015, the Threadneedle Prize in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016,
Gfest in 2010, Charlie Smith Anthology in 2011, the Creekside Open in
2013 and 2015, and the John Moores Painting Prize in 2012 and 2016.

© 2015 by Saul Hay Fine Art
Manchester, UK
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