Matete Martini is an Italian artist born in 1994, working outside of Venice, IT. Her signature painting style combines thick linework with mineral tones and a great sense of movement. She began her exploration of art by copying great masters like Renoir and Monet in Paris when she was as young as 8 years old. Today she finds futurism more appealing as points of reference when she creates.
She has studied interior design in Rome and Venice and she previously had a blog where she told readers about her artistic research. Sexual identity, introversion, and transformative events interest her and are reoccurring themes in her figurative work.
"I’ve always been interested in people. I go to bars and other places of social gathering to find my subjects. I start distorting them. There is a lot of intimacy at that moment. I try to use that as a catalyst, taking these ideas to new levels of perception. I’ve noticed that ever since I was a kid I always paid lots of attention to the body and its effect on the space that surrounds it. The body is a vase full of energy and truth." -Martini