Enzo Marra’s imagery is marked by a distinct immediacy. Working with drawn and painted mediums, he has also involved ceramics, sculpture, installation and animation in his creative practise. The themes expressed made visible via instinctively applied linear and blocked out passages. The impact of each symbol emphasised by the directness of their application, without extraneous information to muddle the message they are willing to deliver. Their usual intimate scale allowing the viewer to build a relationship with them, as they are stood in-front of the hung painted surfaces. The purposely limited palette, allowing the depictions to not be obscured or overtaken by unnecessary frivolous flourishes.

Enzo Marra is a London based painter who has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize in 2012 and 2016, the Threadneedle Prize in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016, and the Creekside Open in 2013, 2015 and 2017, where he was chosen as a prize winner by Jordan Baseman in 2017. He has also been selected for the Beep Painting Biennial in 2014, 2016 and 2022, his paintings being highly commended in the 2014 exhibition.

Selected Works by Enzo Marra