Rae Martini (Milan, Italy, 1976) is a contemporary artist working internationally, analysing and researching aesthetic interactions between different media to create multilayered abstract combined paintings.
From the advanced lettering structures/styles paintings as unauthorized interventions in public space of the early years of his productions (1989/2010) to the following and actual use of matter as a tool (fire, paper, enamel, tar, concrete, solvent) to create and accelerate the over-time effect on surfaces.
He Actually lives and works in Milan, Italy.
"At the beginning of the new millennium, Rae Martini brings together the technical experience and adrenaline of the streets with the conceptual reflection and the eloquence of painted surfaces.
He develops a harmony of emotions and gestures in which the mysterious symbols of his artistic incipit come back to surface in the bichromatic passages of his paintings. Thus exalting his work and proclaiming the achievement of his art synthesis."
Julie Kogler, art historian, critic and curator.
Show/performance/lecture/permanent collection at:
Museum MUCEM - Musée de civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille,
Museum Giuli Rosselmini Gualandi (Palazzo Blu), Pisa,
Museum MAC - Contemporary Art Museum of San Paolo, Brasil,
Museum PAC - Padiglione d'arte contemporanea, Milan,
Museum Santa Maria della Scala, Siena,
Museum Castel Nuovo - Fondazione Valenzi, Naples,
Museum MLAC Museo Laboratorio Arte Contemporanea, Università La Sapienza, Roma,
Museum MAMBO - Museo arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bologna,
Art Basel 2013, Artstuebli Gallery,
Art Basel Miami - Wynwood Art District Miami,
54 Venice Biennale, pavilion Italy special project, Palazzo della Regione, Milano,
Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires,
Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina,
Schoeneck Gallery, Basel
Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles,
Soze Gallery, Los Angeles,
Unruly Gallery, Amsterdam,
Galerie Openspace, Paris,
Prague City Gallery, Prague
Edward Cutler Gallery Milan/London/Zurich,
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes,
Millon & Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris,
Stroke Art Fair, Monaco,
Hausammann Gallery, Cortina/Miami,
Triennale BVS, Milan,
Galleria CareOff/Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
2015 Urban Masters - group show - Hausammann Gallery - Miami, FL - USA
Triple shot - group show - Hausammann Gallery - Miami, FL - USA
Futureshock - solo show - Hausammann Gallery - Miami, FL - USA
2014 Exploding structures - solo show - Hausammann Gallery - Cortina d'Ampezzo, IT
Emergence Art Fest - mural installation - Giardini Naxos - Sicily, IT
2012 Urban Art Basel / ArtYou award - prize winner, Basel, CH
ArtYou - Urbane Kunst Basel - Artsubli - Basel, CH
The Don Gallery - 24 Carat Dirt - solo show - Milan, IT
2009 Graffiti et Street Art, Millon & Cornette de Saint Cyr, La Cigale, Paris - FR
2006 Triennale BVS - Base B, MINAMEIS, collective show, Milan, IT
Galleria CareOf/Fabbrica del Vapore, Talk to the city, collective show, Milano, IT
Henxs Gallery, Mikosa project, collective show, Amsterdam, NL
2005 WesterGasfabriek, X05, collective show, Amsterdam, NL
Studio Ready Made, Pre writing, post script, Milan, IT
Spazio P4, Urban Edge Show, collective show, Milan, IT
Spazio P4, The city, solo show, Milan, IT