MARTTI

is a French sculptor, born in 1954, based in Provence in South of France.

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There are sculptures as there are landscapes.
Some make you look down others transport you to the heavens …

We have been glossing over the « Ecole de Nice » since 1960 ; today it’s present in the Museums and no collector of Contemporary Art can’t ignore it. This « School » is only the course of free artists. Paradoxically, it’s not a school, but it exists, it lives and life, it’s not locked, even in a love cage of MARTTI!

If the baroque appeared around 1597, in opposition to the sobriety of classicism, the sculptures of MARTTI will be revealed 400 years later, in reaction to the bags of coal, and other arches of welder exposed (and imposed) by our official authorities. In MARTTI there is the nostalgia for a lost paradise, a time when the work of a goldsmith and a glassmaker was confused with the concrete search for an ideal. Drawing from the resources of his imagination to express the product, MARTTI sublimates the harmony thanks to the forms elaborated by the master craftsmen. This return to origins affirms a concordance between an idea (the key) and a form (the cage) or the opposite.

We can take the object: the key, cut it, compress it, accumulate it, embrace it, burn it, but in any case, MARTTI gives it to us to see outside its usual context with great happiness esthetic.

A counter-current since the notion of the beautiful no longer has the coast, much like the new cooking: we abandon the good old recipes. But the best ingredients have never replaced the genius.

Sculpture, like painting, cinema and photography, has to contribute in its own way (which is the image) to the elevation of man, without falling into the confrontation between the realism of A concept (the cage) and an idealism of memory (the key).

After the excess of the conceptual, MARTTI seems again to assuage the sculpture and the harmony is returned. It was time !..

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MARTTI

is a French sculptor, born in 1954, based in Provence in South of France.

READ MORE

There are sculptures as there are landscapes.
Some make you look down others transport you to the heavens …

We have been glossing over the « Ecole de Nice » since 1960 ; today it’s present in the Museums and no collector of Contemporary Art can’t ignore it. This « School » is only the course of free artists. Paradoxically, it’s not a school, but it exists, it lives and life, it’s not locked, even in a love cage of MARTTI!

If the baroque appeared around 1597, in opposition to the sobriety of classicism, the sculptures of MARTTI will be revealed 400 years later, in reaction to the bags of coal, and other arches of welder exposed (and imposed) by our official authorities. In MARTTI there is the nostalgia for a lost paradise, a time when the work of a goldsmith and a glassmaker was confused with the concrete search for an ideal. Drawing from the resources of his imagination to express the product, MARTTI sublimates the harmony thanks to the forms elaborated by the master craftsmen. This return to origins affirms a concordance between an idea (the key) and a form (the cage) or the opposite.

We can take the object: the key, cut it, compress it, accumulate it, embrace it, burn it, but in any case, MARTTI gives it to us to see outside its usual context with great happiness esthetic.

A counter-current since the notion of the beautiful no longer has the coast, much like the new cooking: we abandon the good old recipes. But the best ingredients have never replaced the genius.

Sculpture, like painting, cinema and photography, has to contribute in its own way (which is the image) to the elevation of man, without falling into the confrontation between the realism of A concept (the cage) and an idealism of memory (the key).

After the excess of the conceptual, MARTTI seems again to assuage the sculpture and the harmony is returned. It was time !..

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