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
BFA in Art, Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, IT

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
ART COLOGNE, with ACHENBACH HAGEMEIER and APLUSB Gallery, Cologne, GER

2017
Die Tücken der neuen Freiheit, ACHENBACH HAGEMEIER, Duesseldorf, GER
Firnt, APLUSB, Brescia, IT

2015
monsieur fanta!, APLUSB, Brescia, IT

2014
catalizzatore, OTTOZOO, Milan, IT

2012
two men and one mountain, GALERIE POTEMKA, Leipzig, GER

2011
Crash & Cut-Up, STUDIO D'ARTE CANNAVIELLO, Milan, IT

2009
Abstraction-Action, STUDIO D'ARTE CANNAVIELLO, curated by Stefano Castelli, Milan, IT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Code Art Fair, CODE3, Copenhagen, DK
if you care to see me you should think about it, OTTOZOO, Milan, IT

2017
Code Art Fair, CODE2, Copenhagen, DK
Fuocoapaesaggio, FORTE MONTE RICCO, Dolomiti Contemporanee, Pieve di Cadore, Belluno, IT

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

2015
the wrong biennale, new digital art biennale, silver surfer pavilion by koen daelere and just quist
atrii, FABBRICA DEL VAPORE, by S. Menin, Milan, IT
works on paper, LEO XIII, by hunted projects, Tilburg, NL

premio cairo, Milan, IT
le stanze d'aragona, Palermo, by andrea bruciati/helga marsala, IT
L'ESPRIT DE L'ESCALIER, DIMORA ARTICA, curated by alice ginaldi, Milan, IT
grants final exhibition, LEPSIEN ART FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf, GER
family guys, summer show, OTTOZOO, Milan, IT
le stanze d'aragona, GALLERIA RIZZUTO, Palermo, IT
the intruders,several locations, Venice, IT
volumes, BERTHOLD POTT, Kunstverein Neuköln, Cologne, GER
die grosse, MUSEUM KUNST PALAST, Düsseldorf, GER
CsO, OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, by Daniela Cotimbo, Rome, IT
public privacy, studio alice pedroletti, Milan, IT
throught painting, FONDAZIONE RIVOLI, Milan, IT

2014
artissima, UPP GALLERY, Turin, IT
Prière de toucher 3, MARS, by Giulia Brivio/Ermanno Cristini, Milan, IT
2000 Maniacs – The Big Instant Painting Show, by Lorenza Boisi/Andrea Bruciati, ART VERONA, IT
una collettiva di pittura contemporanea, CARS, Omegna, IT
landina, VILLA GIULIA, Verbania, IT
la religione del mio tempo, by Pietro di Lecce, KUNSTHALLE EUROCENTER LANA, IT
The inner/outside (bivouacs), MUSEO DI CASSO, Pordenone, IT
Marquee Moon, TIERRY GOLDBERG, New York, USA
#painting. about, around & within, by Daniele Capra, UPP GALERY, Venice, IT
My alphabet, MARS, Milan, IT
Atelier bevilacqua final exhibition, (with How We Dwell), FONDAZIONE BEVILACQUA LA MASA, Venice, IT

2013
97ma Collettiva, FONDAZIONE BEVILACQUA LA MASA, Venice, IT
Boys, GALERIE POTEMKA, Leipzig, GER
Trincea, GABA, by Monica Semprini, Bologna, IT
Last Young, VILLA BRIVIO, nova milanese, Milano, IT
oltre il pensiero, PALAZZO GUAINERI DELLE COSSERE, Brescia, IT
Works from the Faro collection, CARS, Omegna, IT
Tetris, MARS, Milan, IT
Tomorrow is now. CART GALLERY, Monza, IT
Phasmes, APLUSB, Brescia, IT

2012
Piéce montèe, WESTWERK, fugitif, Leipzig, GER
In our backyards, WERKSCHAU, Halle 12, BAUMWOLLSPINNEREI, Leipzig/ SCHLOSS SOLITUDE, Stuttgart, GER
Out of focus, SUPERFLUO, Padova, IT
Mars mission, GEH-8, Dresden, GER
On cloud seven, CARS, Omegna, IT
A poem about a chance meeting, DC/next, Taibon agordino, Belluno, IT
Future, Landscape. A changing exhibition, curated by Riccardo Caldura, FORTE MARGHERA, Venice, IT
Spring Gallery Tour, Lia, BAUMWOLLSPINNEREI, Leipzig, GER

"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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