Martine Birobent is extremely difficult to corner. She is part of a non-academic new generation of outsiders, sometimes attracted by pop surrealism. She has a very strong signature, one of a women artist in her fifties, having worked in poor surroundings elementary schools a large part of her life, and reacting to our world in a very unique bitter-sweet way.
She is now involved full time in art, installation and performances and has turned herself to the Web and international art fairs to gain more attention. Her current bodies of work, the “Muzzled Dolls” and “Broken Childhood Wooden Coffins”, are compulsive dives into crochet or wood cutting, improvising infinite variations on the theme of mouth shut women or abused kids.