This tuesday we are discovering Martina Biolo's world.
She virtually invited me into her studio and I am here to show you what is behind the scenes.
She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice and was always drawn to sculpture. Even though she is based in Padua her works are greatly influenced by Venice and its magic.
The artist's research investigated everyday objects intending to extrapolate, through the artworks, the stories that reside within them, focusing on symbolic, cultural, and tradition-related aspects.
What was your first step in becoming an artist?
Even though my journey seems linear it somehow brought me to unexpected ideas. Firstly I was studying sculpture in a more traditional way working with wood and marble but then I switched to new materials as well as non conventional ones.
What is indispensable while working in your studio?
I need as much light as possible, music and Netflix! This mix of things immediately puts me in a good mood.
Who are your favorite artists and who are the ones that built your creative imaginery?
I could list so many artists but my main ones are: Damine Hirst, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Eva Hesse, Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Cuoghi. Particularly I met Cuoghi at the Venice Biennale in 2017 with his work "Imitazione di Cristo" at the Italian Pavillion. A genius!
How did COVID-19 impacted your art and what is next for you?
It may sound strange but this pandemic helped me a lot with my creativity. Time was more dilated and I had a quieter approach to art, less impacted by how quickly society is pressuring us. I also had the time to reflect more on my identity as an artist and now I am more than ready to go into the flow of creativity again. I have many ideas but my goal is to do as many things I can.
I also had the time to reflect more on my identity as an artist and now I am more than ready to go into the flow of creativity again.
What is your relationship with social media and how do you use them?
For what concerns my role as an artist I only use IG, it is a window on the world created by me to narrate what I do creatively. I upload pictures of my works and it strikes me everytime to see how the concept at the bottom of my research has changed overtime still mainting a strong solid core.