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Marko Humphrey-Lahti

Hand-carved contemporary Stone, Bronze and Metal composite resin Sculptures for both inside the Home and for Outdoor siting.
Sculpture - Stone, Bronze and Aluminium
Burloes Farm Studios, Royston, Hertfordshire

Marko Humphrey-Lahti  MRBS

Brief Background Information 

Marko originally studied Business Law in London and pursued a successful career in Marketing and Public Relations with some of Europe’s leading businesses. Whilst Head of PR and Marketing at Orange plc, he personally developed many artistic initiatives including the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Marko learnt his initial stone carving techniques on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta. Captivated by the island's rich Neolithic history he was spurred on to study sculpting techniques at the University of Hertfordshire. He became a full-time sculptor in 1996. 

Marko exhibits widely in galleries and group shows both in the UK and Internationally. His sculptures have been exhibited by the Royal Society of British Artists and the National Society in London on many occasions. He has also exhibited in Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey and New York.  He was elected a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2009.

His sculptures were preselected for the Threadneedle Art Prize 2014 and featured by Saatchi Art in Los Angeles, 2015-2016. Marko was awarded the 2016 Brian Mercer Stone Carving Residency in Pietrasanta, Italy through the Royal British Society of Sculptors and will be spending 3 months carving marble during 2017.

Working from his studios in Hertfordshire, Marko’s sculptures can be found in public and private collections and gardens throughout the UK and in China, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Malta, Switzerlandand the U.S.A. 

Arts Organisations 

Marko has been an active member of Herts Visual Arts since 1996 and was elected an Associate of the National Society in 2003-2006 joining past members including L. S. Lowry and Henry Moore. He was made an honorary member of the Fine Art Association,Gibraltar in 2006 and was elected a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2009. He is also an elected member of the Cambridge Drawing Society and Herts Visual Arts.

Artist Statement 

Sculpting for me is a passion, a way of life; a continual journey based on experience and experimentation. I marvel at the history of the stones I carve. Some of the limestones I use are nearly 200 million years old, other stones even older. 

I sketch my sculptural ideas in charcoal for it’s fluidity of expression and select my materials based on their inherent qualities. Most of my sculptures are produced using ‘direct’ carving techniques and traditional tools.

My inspiration to carve is fuelled by an internal drive to experiment with both shape and form. I am enthused by natural forms, landscapes and facets of human emotions.

 Commissions

Marko has completed many private commissions for clients in the UK, Europe and the USA. His private commission for a large (2.3m high) Sycamore Seed sculpture was cast in Bronze for a client in Cambridgeshire.

Examples of his public sculptures can be seen in Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead and Papworth Hospital near Cambridge.

Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Hugging Couple II Sculpture in Beer Limestone
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Abstract Gaia IV Bronze Sculpture
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Bronze Hugging Couple VIIII Sculpture
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Bronze Eype Figure Sculpture
Marko Humphrey-Lahti with large Bronze Sycamore Seed Sculpture
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Butternut Squash Sculpture in Gozitan limestone
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Bronze Siren IV Bronze Sculpture
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Bronze Thyrsus Sculpture
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Limited Edition Relaxing Abstract II in Bronze Resin
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Relaxing Abstract Sculpture in Bronze resin
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Manasafish  Sculpture in Tuscan Alabaster
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Butternut Squash Sculpture in Polyphant Stone
Bronze Sycamore Seed Commission by Marko Humphrey-Lahti
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Limited Edition Bronze African Mask Sculpture
Marko Humphrey-Lahti's Luna Rising Sculpture in  Bardiglio Alabaster
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