Humphrey-Lahti Art features works by creative duo Marko and Eva Humphrey-Lahti and of course you might recognise the name here – Marko is the brother of Peter Humphrey – Design Director and Founder of Humphrey Munson. Marko is a sculptor with a broad business background after a first career as a corporate leader in Marketing and Public Relations, while Eva is a Finnish architecture and design professional turned artist.
Eva and Marko share an enthusiasm and love of art and appreciate the positive impact it has on wellbeing. They work with private and commercial clients and are committed to providing individuals and businesses with a personal and friendly service which sees their work shipped worldwide.
Eva began her studies in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, Finland. She received her Masters Degree in Architecture and Design from the Royal College of Art in London. Moving between figurative and abstract in a distinctive and enticing style, Eva is passionate about colour and light and excited about capturing a fleeting line, responding to and interpreting the emotion of a moment frozen in time.
Eva showed her artistic talent from a very early age, stimulated no doubt growing up surrounded by the glamour of Opera; her father was a professional opera singer and mother a multi-talented textile artist and jewellery designer. With many interests and a natural curiosity that lead her naturally to create a diverse and versatile body of works, Eva possesses an intuitive ability to create many forms of art including drawing, painting, prints, reliefs and sculpture. Her artistic heroes are Picasso, Schjerfbeck and Nicholson amongst others.
Eva has received private commissions for her portraiture and sculpture and has shown her works in commercial galleries and public exhibitions, including Cork Street, London and her works can be found in private collections in the UK, Belgium, Finland, Spain and Sweden.
Marko learnt his initial stone carving skills on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta, and the subsequently studied sculpting techniques at the University of Hertfordshire. His main sculpting heroes are Arp, Brancusi, Hepworth and Gaudier-Brzeska while his sculpture work is influenced by an innate love of natural forms and observed facets of human emotions, moving comfortably between representation and abstraction.
It’s been said that Marko’s sculptures emit a spiritual calmness which reflects both his deep passion and understanding of the art of stone carving. Ancient limestones and alabasters are given new life often sparking feelings of wonderment by the onlooker. Favouring the medium of stone, he also produces limited editions cast from his originals in bronze, aluminium and composite metal and stone resins.
Marko exhibits in the UK and Internationally and has exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists and the National Society in London on many occasions. He has also exhibited his sculpture work in Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Italy and the USA. In 2009 Marko was elected a Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors while his sculptures have consistently won accolades from Saatchi Art in USA and in 2016 Marko was awarded the Brian Mercer marble carving residency in Pietrasanta, Italy and selected to exhibit at the International Art and Culture Biennale in Rome, 2017-18. Working from his studios in Hertfordshire, Marko’s sculptures can be found in public and private collections and gardens in the UK, Europe, Australia, China and the USA. He has completed many private commissions in stone and bronze for clients in the UK, Europe and the USA.
For more information about Eva and Marko and to see more of their work please visit their website here.
All images produced with kind permission of Humphrey-Lahti Art.