top photo by Niamh Mac Gowan
Marta Wakula-Mac looks at the human form, and using the printmaking techniques of etching, aquatints and drypoint showcases nudes, female and male, reclining, sitting and standing. Wakula-Mac's use of line within this work strips back the form to marks and gestures without losing any of the detail, creating a vibrancy and delicacy to the human form.
"She has proved in the past her mastery of fine detail but here Marta has chosen to simplify, to recreate the body with a few telling lines and marks as well as her signature use of colour, a yellow ochre here, an earthy red there. The results in these tiny pieces are as exquisite as ever. Not prettifying the human form but rejoicing in all its manifestations." (Susan Knight, April 2014).