New Artist: Martina Poiana

 
I'm currently living in London and working on the Chronicle painting project centred around the relationships between current events, social issues, and classical aesthetics.Over the years I have participated in group and individual exhibitions, experimenting with different artistic methods, including painting, video, and site-specific installations. I studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, after which I obtained a MA in Visual Arts and Design from the University of Architecture of Venice (IUAV) and a PGC in Participatory Local Action and Sustainable Urban Development.
 
1) Which art movement do you consider most influential on your practice?
I think that my practice has been influenced by different artists rather than movements.
 
2) Where do you go and when to make your best art?
My current project is truly connected to contemporary issues, as a flow process, there are not specific places or timing.
 
3) How do you describe your 'creative process'?
My creative process is based on knowledge, reading and study. I'd say a kind of accumulation process.
 
4) Which artist, living or deceased, is the greatest inspiration to you?
I admire the works and approach of different artists. Some of them Ai Weiwei, David Claerbout, Maria Lai, Micha Ullman.
 
5) If you weren't an artist, what would you do?
Undoubtedly an anthropologist, and it probably might be!
 
6) What do you listen to for inspiration?
I need to listen to people's stories.
7) If you could own one artwork, and money was no object, which piece would you acquire?
The painter” by Marlene Dumas.
 
8) If your dream museum or collection owner came calling, which would it be?
 
9) What is your key piece of advice for artists embarking on a fine art or creative degree today?
Look for new pathways and connections between the art world and the world.
 
10) What is your favourite book of all time (fiction or non-fiction)?
 
11) If you could hang or place your artwork in one non-traditional art setting, where would that be?
In a University.
 
12) What was the biggest lesson your university course or time studying taught you?
Art can have an impact, inspire actions and changes, whether very small or really big, individual or collective.
 
13) And finally, if we were to fast forward 10 years, where would we find you?
You might have to look for me, probably somewhere in the world making art projects with small local communities.