Martin Westwood was born in Sheffield in 1969 and obtained an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, London, after his BA in the same subject at Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Westwood investigates social and psychological spaces through sculptural installation, making reference to commercial culture and the role economics has on our lives. He is known for using corporate props and materials such as newspapers, carpet tiles and paperclips as components of his large-scale installations.
Recent solo exhibitions include Blind Eyes Turning, The Approach, London, 1999; fatfinger (HAITCH, KAY, EKS), Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2003; Angelus Novus, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, 2004; Art Now Project Space, Tate Britain, 2005 and Silt Inter Lace, The Approach, London, 2008. Recent group exhibitions Heart and Soul, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, 2000; The Galleries Show, Royal Academy, London, 2002; Metropolis Rise, Shanghai and 798 Space, Beijing, 2006 and Prospects and Interiors: Recent Acquisitions of Sculptors’ Drawings, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, 2008.
The artist lives and works in London.