Achenbach Hagemeier

Tiziano Martini

born 1983 in Soltau, Germany, lives and works between Val di Zoldo and Duesseldorf

Martini breaks down the gestural continuity of the creative act in the painting, experimenting different ways, times and materials in his multi-phaseworks. His paintings are like stratified visual fields, deeply marked by the perseverant need to deny a planned result, strongly decked to find the unexpected potential of complex, precarious and unique material conditions. His research celebrates many substantial features of painting but makes symbolic and narrative attention become redundant.

 

"Tiziano Martini’s work, stemming from aniconism, it is brought to life by opposing desire, which was one of the most prolific tendencies of the twentieth century. His artistic practice aims to develop a sedimentation process that allows colours to permeate the canvas in all their realistic hues. What he does in his studio is actually a long, organic process due to the slow and repetitive procedure, but also industrial because of the technique and typology of the materials used. Martini applies acrylic paint to plastic slides against which surface and stencils are pressed. Afterward, when everything is fixed in place and dry, the artist rips the colour away with a vigorous motion, leaving larger and smaller swaths of the material behind. Not unlike some rocks, which were formed layer for layer over the geological eras by deposits of billions of mineral molecules, Martini amasses dozens of layers, until the canvas is visually filled, until the surface reaches a kind of balance and no longer needs attention. It’s an ongoing practice, the painted foils are used several times for new paintings and they always leave their marks from old paintings on the new ones. Decisions have historical weight, they don’t only stand for one painting, they may physically be seen in other paintings years later. In his practice, the search for equilibrium is a central theme, in which the physical—gestural—psychological aspects (the individual need for the artist to personally emboss and tear away the chromatic prints) and the visual order interact, and in fact are encouraged to do so by the tendency of the artist’s medium to saturate with acrylic treatment and acrylic colours."
Daniele Capra, Tiziano Martini: Die Tücken der neuen Freiheit (Le insidie della nuova libertà), Achenbach Hagemeier Düsseldorf, 2017

TIZIANO MARTINI

born 1983 in Soltau, Germany, lives and works between Val di Zoldo and Duesseldorf.


EDUCATION

2003 – 2007
Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, Italy



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
(S) soloshow, (T) two-person show, (G) groupshow, (C) catalogue

2020
15 - The Waiting Hall, A+B Gallery, Brescia, Italy (G)

2019
MALERBE, OTTO ZOO, Milano, Italy (T)
GRAFFIARE IL PRESENTE, group show curated by Daniele Capra and Giuseppe Frangi at CASA TESTORI, Novate Milanese, Italy (G)

2018
ART COLOGNE, with ACHENBACH HAGEMEIER and APLUSB Gallery, Cologne, Germany (S)
Code Art Fair, CODE3, Copenhagen, Denmark (G)
if you care to see me you should think about it, OTTOZOO, Milan, Italy (G)

2017
Die Tücken der neuen Freiheit, ACHENBACH HAGEMEIER, Duesseldorf, Germany (S)
Firnt, APLUSB, Brescia, Italy (S)
Code Art Fair, CODE2, Copenhagen, Denmark (G)
Fuocoapaesaggio, FORTE MONTE RICCO, Dolomiti Contemporanee, Pieve di Cadore, Belluno, Italy (G)

2016
COLOGNE FINE ARTS CONTEMPORARY, with David Achenbach Projects, Cologne, Germany (G)
Lissone Prize 2016, Group Show Finalists, MAC MUSEUM, Lissone, Italy (G)
in the depth of the surface, EX  FABBRICA OROBIA, Milan, Italy (G)
We've been hiding too long, DAVID ACHENBACH PROJECTS, Wuppertal, Germany (G)
superficial, STUDIO LA CITTà, by daniele capra, Verona, Italy (G)
the essential bruce sprigsteen, ANDERSEN'S CONTEMPORARY, Copenhagen, Denmark (G)
Arte Fiera Art First, APLUSB, Bologna, Italy (G)

2015
monsieur fanta!, APLUSB, Brescia, Italy (S)
works on paper, LEO XIII, by hunted projects, Tilburg, Netherlands (G)




 

PUBLICATIONS

"Martini breaks down the gestural continuity of the creative act in the painting, experimenting different ways, times and materials in his multi-phase works. His paintings are like stratified visual fields, deeply marked by the perseverant need to deny a planned result, strongly decked to find the unexpected potential of complex, precarious and unique ma- terial conditions. His research celebrates many substantial features of painting but makes symbolic and narrative atten- tion become redundant. Many and different procedures are to be found on the space described on the frame. Through the artist’s action, the colourful matter creates various trans- formations because of its physical and chemical features. Simultaneously, work time and space are somehow record- ed on the artwork, whose almost absorbent nature can potentially be sediment of bordering matters and gestures. The ludic rawness of this inclination intensifies the character of the compositional elements. The weight of the canvas could spread out the colour, as much as gravity could play a significant role in creating the shapes in which the matters solidifies. Fleeing from what is said and repeated, the painter himself takes somehow distances from his work and be- comes an instrument of it. Like a film director who leaves the supervision of the movie to become an operator and decides to manage the operations when a new amount of arbitrari- ness is needed in order to proceed." Gabriele Tosi

Authors: Daniele Capra, Elena Bordignon, Gabriele Tosi
Editors: Tiziano Martini in cooperation with Achenbach Hagemeier
Design: Laura Catania
Publisher: Achenbach Hagemeier

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