Featured works by: Martin Langford    

Born in 1970, Martin Langford studied at Watford College of Art and Design and then at Plymouth University where he graduated in 1993 with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree specialising in printmaking. In 1995 he attained an advanced post-graduate certificate in printmaking (mezzotint/etching) from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design.

“I don’t talk a lot about my work as I put my efforts into communicating an image that doesn’t require an explanation – something that people can think about and relate to themselves without the artist trying to sell them the idea that the intended message is far greater than what they can realise for themselves.

I began mezzotint engraving as my tutor at Central St Martin’s College of Art, David Gluck dared me into a “try this for size” challenge. It is a technique that you can constantly learn from and develop. Although the preparation is laborious I enjoy the fact that a certain level of craftsmanship is required to achieve a good result even before the image is worked onto the copper plate. I also love the tonal variations and effects that can be achieved using this technique.

My work is about the environment, about pollution, the way we live and about man’s collective greed. I think people are tired of being lectured to about ‘green’ issues but they do still care – with a bit of humour, I believe you can relay a message simply and effectively, especially if you combine humour with quality artwork. My aim is to communicate my ideas to a wide range of people as possible – not just the elite, intellectual few. I see my work as being ‘semi-surreal’. I use mezzotint to effect, to create what has been described as black humour.

My work relates to the underdog – the guy in school music lessons who always got to play the triangle whilst others were beating a big drum!”

Martin Langford : Detour at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Detour

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 1999
Edition : 12/60
Size: 12 3/8 x10 inches
Price: $320.00

Martin Langford : Sometime Later at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Sometime Later

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 1999
Edition : 6/60
Size: 15 x 12 1/4 inches
Price: $420.00

Martin Langford : Espresso at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Espresso

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 1997
Edition : 17/40
Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Price: $300.00

Martin Langford : Remote at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Remote

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 1999
Edition : 8/60
Size: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
Price: $180.00

Martin Langford : Rat a Tat a Tat at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Rat a Tat a Tat

Medium: etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 4 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches
Price: $75.00

Martin Langford : Consumer at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Consumer

Medium: Etching
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 19 1/2 x 13 inches
Price: $375.00

Martin Langford : The Getaway at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

The Getaway

Medium: Etching
Edition : 2/100
Size: 23 1/2 x 8 inches
Price: $270.00

Martin Langford : Goodbye Mr.Whippy at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Goodbye Mr.Whippy

Medium: Etching
Edition : 11/100
Size: 8 x 7 inches
Price: $140.00

Martin Langford : Jingle Bells at Davidson Galleries

Martin James Langford

Jingle Bells

Medium: Etching
Edition : 13/100
Size: 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Price: $225.00

Martin Langford : King at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

King

Medium: Linocut
Edition : 9/100
Size: 22 x 29 inches
Price: $465.00

Martin Langford : Management at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Management

Medium: Etching
Edition : 14/100
Size: 9 1/2 x 12 inches
Price: $285.00

Martin Langford : Novelty at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Novelty

Medium: Etching
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 23 x 17 inches
Price: $375.00

Martin Langford : Storm Coming at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Storm Coming

Medium: Etching
Edition : 16/100
Size: 4 3/4 x 6 inches
Price: $90.00

Martin Langford : Tescopolis at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Tescopolis

Medium: Etching
Edition : 80/100
Size: 24 x 16 inches
Price: $435.00

Martin Langford : Butterfly Effect at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Butterfly Effect

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 20 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches

Martin Langford : Homo Wrecktus at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Homo Wrecktus

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 6 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches
Price: $180.00

Martin Langford : Industree at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Industree

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 19 x 23 5/8 inches
Price: $465.00

Martin Langford : New Friend at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

New Friend

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
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Martin Langford : You Look Different at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

You Look Different

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 5 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches

Martin Langford : Death by Duvet at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Death by Duvet

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 18 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches
Price: $195.00

Martin Langford : I

Martin Langford

I'm Going for a Poo

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 5 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $75.00

Martin Langford : Ooof! at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Ooof!

Medium: Mezzotint
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 13-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches
Price: $240.00

Martin Langford : Hungry City at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Hungry City

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 1996
Edition : 19/50
Size: 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Price: $510.00

Martin Langford : Epilogue at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Epilogue

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 23-1/4 x 19-1/2 inches
Price: $465.00

Martin Langford : The Quiet Life at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

The Quiet Life

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 25-3/8 x 13 inches

Martin Langford : Tree at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Tree

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 26-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches
Price: $285.00

Martin Langford : Leaf at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Leaf

Medium: Etching
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 9-3/4 x 3-1/2 inches
Price: $90.00

Martin Langford : Microcosm at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Microcosm

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : 16/100
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches
Price: $270.00

Martin Langford : Downfall at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Downfall

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : 8/100
Size: 16 x 20 inches
Price: $342.00

Martin Langford : Dicing with Death at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Dicing with Death

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : 9/150
Size: 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches
Price: $162.00

Martin Langford : And So... at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

And So...

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : 5/100
Size: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches
Price: $198.00

Martin Langford : The Missing Piece at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

The Missing Piece

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches
Price: $230.00

Martin Langford : Passing Through at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Passing Through

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 13 x 21 1/2 inches
Price: $375.00

Martin Langford : Regret at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Regret

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : 12/100
Size: 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches
Price: $126.00

Martin Langford : Tesco Excess at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Tesco Excess

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Price: $175.00

Martin Langford : The Scream at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

The Scream

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : 79/150
Size: 12 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches

Martin Langford : Tipping Point at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Tipping Point

Medium: Etching, aquatint
Edition : 18/150
Size: 14 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches
Price: $342.00

Martin Langford : Work/Daddy at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Work/Daddy

Medium: Etching, Aquatint
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches

Martin Langford : London at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

London

Medium: Etching
Edition : Edition of 150
Size: 28 1/2 x 22 inches

Martin Langford : World of Wonder at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

World of Wonder

Medium: Etching
Edition : 7/100
Size: 19 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches
Price: $675.00

Martin Langford : Nucleus at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Nucleus

Medium: Etching
Edition : 7/100
Size: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches
Price: $630.00

Martin Langford : After Escher at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

After Escher

Medium: Etching
Edition : 76/150
Size: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Martin Langford : Man World at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Man World

Medium: Etching
Edition : 14/100
Size: 23 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches
Price: $465.00

Martin Langford : Cowboy at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Cowboy

Medium: Mezzotint
Edition : 21/50
Size: 6 3/4 x 13 inches
Price: $240.00

Martin Langford : City at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

City

Medium: Etching
Edition : Edition of 70
Size: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $210.00

Martin Langford : Frown at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Frown

Medium: Mezzotint, etching
Edition : 23/80
Size: 13 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches
Price: $375.00

Martin Langford : Swipe at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Swipe

Medium: Etching
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 6 x 6 inches

Martin Langford : Control at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

Control

Medium: Linocut
Edition : 5/100
Size: 28 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
Price: $465.00

Martin Langford : The Bigger Picture at Davidson Galleries

Martin Langford

The Bigger Picture

Medium: Etching
Edition : 12/100
Size: 8 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches
Price: $210.00