Martin Mor (2012) Rachel Gillies
I did this portrait for my friend Martin earlier this year for his Edinburgh Festival Comedy show “A man you don’t meet every day”. He asked a number of people he did and didn’t know to create a portrait of him. I’ve known Martin for many years now, but I was interested in his ‘public’ profile and constructed image as a comedian and entertainer. If you browse his website (or do an internet image search for him) you’ll start to see some familiar images between those online and my constructed photograph above. I’ve appropriated the cultural face of “Martin Mor”, asking, can we ever really see the person behind the many representations of him?