Humphrey-Lahti Art

Humphrey-Lahti Art features works by creative duo Marko and Eva Humphrey-Lahti.

Marko is an English sculptor with a solid business background after a first career as a corporate leader in Marketing and PR. Eva is a Finnish architecture and design professional turned artist.

We combined our skills and experience to form Humphrey-Lahti Art and developed Art in Context to show sculpture, paintings and other works of art in the context of a contemporary living space. This approach enables clients and collectors to view a wide range of art as it could appear in their own homes, gardens or in a variety of business settings.

We also provide advice on art selection and placement for both individuals and businesses. We open our Scandinavian style contemporary home for Art in Context several times a year and by appointment. We also exhibit our art with galleries, businesses and at art fairs both in the UK and Internationally.

We share our love of art and celebrate the positive impact it has on wellbeing, shaping our lives and enriching our characters. Our drive is to show individuals and businesses how to live with and incorporate art for their enjoyment. We aim to enhance both working and private living spaces with the tangible benefits that art offers.

We are within easy reach of Central London and conveniently placed for rail and main roads from all directions.

Browsing the Site

Please feel free to browse the art on our site. You can save your favourite pieces in your own Collection so it’s easier to contact and enquire about specific pieces. Each enlarged visual has a sliding Info arrow on the left. After clicking on this, simply click on the Collection bar at the bottom of the slider image. The Archive section shows sold pieces that are in Private or Public Collections in the UK and abroad.

We hope you enjoy your art experience. Please feel free to contact us.

 

Eva

If you have an enquiry about Eva’s work or would like to see any available pieces in between exhibitions, and/or discuss a commission, please telephone or e-mail. Visits to Art in Context can be arranged by appointment.

eva@humphrey-lahti-art.com

+44 (0)7721 844 254    +44 (0)1763 250 370

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About

Eva’s art moves pleasingly between figurative and abstract in a distinct and enticing style. She 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.

Eva’s many interests and curiosity lead her naturally to create a diverse and versatile body of works. She 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 regional galleries and public exhibitions, as well as in Cork Street, London. Her works can be found in private collections both in the UK and in Belgium, Finland, Spain and Sweden. Her paintings were preselected for the Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize in 2015.

Eva began her studies in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, Finland.

She received her MA in Architecture and Design from the Royal College of Art, London.

Marko

If you would like to enquire about any of Marko’s sculptures or would like to discuss a potential commission, please feel free to contact him by phone or email. Visits to Art in Context or to Marko’s carving studio can be arranged by appointment.

marko@humphrey-lahti-art.com

+44(0)7973 319 223  +44(0)1763 250 370

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About

Marko learnt his initial stone carving techniques on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta. Captivated by the islands’ rich Neolithic history he was spurred on to study sculpting techniques at the University of Hertfordshire. His main sculpting heroes are Arp, Brancusi, Hepworth and Gaudier-Brzeska. His sculptures are influenced by an innate love of natural forms and observed facets of human emotions, moving comfortably between representation and abstraction. From the smooth and colourful seed forms carved in Tuscan Alabasters to his landscape and hugging figures carved in limestones, his sense of abstraction continues to evolve.
It’s been said that Marko’s sculptures “emit a spiritual calmness” which reflects both his deep understanding and passion for 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 casts limited editions in bronze, aluminium and composite metal and stone resins. His sculptural inspiration is continually fuelled by an internal drive to experiment with both shape and form.

Marko exhibits with galleries and in group shows both in the UK and Internationally. His sculptures have been exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists and the National Society in London on many occasions.  He has also exhibited in Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Italy and the USA.
His sculptures have been shortlisted for the Royal Academy exhibition and in 2009 Marko was elected a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. In 2014, his bronze Eype Figure was preselected for the Threadneedle Art Prize. His sculptures have won accolades in the USA from Saatchi Art and in 2016 Marko was awarded the Brian Mercer marble carving residency in Pietrasanta, Italy.

Marko was selected to exhibit at the Rome Biennale at The Stadio Domiziano 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.