Art Talk: Martin Holm, Irena Frantal and Dominic Williams interviewed by Matilda Karlsson
Martin Holm Irena Frantal Dominic Williams
Martin Irena and Dominic talk about the interaction of their different art forms through the medium of a punk letters archive.
Martin Holm (b.1985 in Köping, SWE) is a visual artist. He did his BFA at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, UK (2008), and received his Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden (2014). Currently on a break from his nomadic, travelling-artist life, he is back and based in Gothenburg.
Holm’s artistic practice is probably best described as a studio-based investigation into the correlation of pop-culture (literature, cinema, music~), history and philosophy. While his movement forward is firmly grounded in painting, recurring elements in his works include collage, assemblage and recycling, all used in both material ways and on an idea-based level. Through his works he explores paths into alternative spaces, places where events are not necessarily bound by time, the laws of physics, geometric perspectives or social constructions. The studio production is an attempt, by all available means, at coming to terms with the chaos of the contemporary.
Irena Frantal is a visual artist from Zagreb, Croatia. She holds an MA in Book Arts from The University of the Arts in London. She stretches her artistic exploration and experimentation through mediums of artist book, installation and drawing. She collaborates on artist book projects with different artists, exhibits regularly in group and solo shows and participates in art residencies. She is also a book designer.
Dominic Williams lectures in the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
He is also is a poet, a performer and creative writing mentor. Since 2014 he has curated the literary programme for an international arts festival At the Fringe in Tranås, Sweden. Williams is the MC of west Wales’ most established regular spoken-word event P&P@theQ and has performed his own work in Wales, Ireland, Sweden and the US. In 2012 He was partner in the delivery of the inaugural Dinefwr Festival in Llandeilo and the Pili Pala festival in Swansea and is a poetry editor has worked with poets translating work from Bengali, Turkish and Swedish.