INTERVIEW: LUCA DE MARTINO | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: LUCA DE MARTINO

Interviews | October 9, 2020 |

Lucademartino Interview 001
Image courtesy of Luca De Martino

Interview: Luca De Martino
Luca Curci
talks with Luca De Martino during FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, second appointment of BORDERS Art Fair 2020 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

Luca De Martino is a self-taught artist born in Napoli on January 28, 1979. Expert in Electronics and Telecommunications, A.I.A. Soccer Referee from 1996 to 2002, after his military service was over, he was hired by Marconi Spa in 2000 and then Ericsson Spa from 2003 to 2015 when he consensually terminated his contract. On December 18th 2004 at 4:45 pm begins …unaseriedicose… Quaderni: Always carry a notebook with him to write and draw with the people you meet, collaborating with anyone. There will eventually be 105 Notebooks when on 24 June 2016 at 7 pm he writes the last page. The extracts from the notebooks were exhibited at the Pica Gallery in 2010 in the personal exhibition “Quaderni su Tela”. In 2008 he wrote, directed, edited and performed “Journey into the Order of Ideas”; published in episodes on youtube on the unaseriedicose79 channel. Exhibited at the Pan in Naples in 2011. In 2015 he performs inks on the skin of the people he meets: Draw with water-based ink, photograph and erase to leave only the memory. In March 2020 he begins to publish his own photo compositions on Instagram. In June of the same year the video composition “Poetical views assembly”; was born, which participated in the Breakout exhibition at Mads in Milan from 15 to 31 July 2020.

Lucademartino Interview 00
Image courtesy of Luca De Martino

Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Luca De Martino –
Art is a serious topic.

LC – What are you currently working on?
LDM –
I create at least one photocomposition every day to be published on my accounts. I’m working on a canvas with my photo compositions and paints. I’m working on videos with my sensations and my emotions. I’m always working on it. I’m currently living on art.

LC – Which is the role the artist plays in society? And contemporary art?
LDM –
The contemporary art is a survivor colours kit. The artist plays a role without time or competition, he leaves a trace of his identity. The artist can be alone or collaborate with humanity.

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
LDM –
Everywhere.

Lucademartino Interview 004
Image courtesy of Luca De Martino

LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
LDM –
I don’t know, but I don’t think it’s really important.

LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
LDM –
“It takes a few seconds to generate a change, it takes a few minutes to create a world.” This is the message. I hope it’s connected with the theme. I sincerely hope that.

Lucademartino Interview 005
Image courtesy of Luca De Martino

LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
LDM –
“Poetical views assembly” was created for the Milan (MADS) and the Venice (ITSLIQUID) exhibitions.

LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
LDM –
Do you want a performance rating? (Laugh) I have met people who take art seriously but unfortunately only virtual encounters.

LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
LDM –
Perhaps… I don’t know now. This is my first time with the team of ITSLIQUID… It’s too early to respond.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists? 
LDM –
I participated without thinking about it… (Pause) The human can always choose.

Lucademartino Interview 008
Image courtesy of Luca De Martino

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Xie Nanxing, Adverb High Command

Art | May 25, 2022

Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce Adverb High Command, Xie Nanxing's first exhibition with the gallery and his first solo show in New York, on view from May 6 until June 25. Read more


BURN SHINE FLY

Art | May 24, 2022

The sculptures in 'burn shine fly' aims to engender an altogether contemporary version of the sublime, one in which the smallest candle sculpture is of no less consequence than the overarching totality of the sun sculpture or the stellar marriage of the earthbound body with the waterfilled sky. Read more


JOSH SPERLING DAYDREAM

Art | May 23, 2022

Perrotin is pleased to present Daydream, a solo exhibition by artist Josh Sperling, organized across three floors of the gallery's New York space, and on view April 28th through June 11th. The exhibition, Sperling's largest, marks a return to key motifs in the artist's practice, developed over the course of the last decade and re-articulated by Sperling in this new body of work. Read more


EVERYDAY, SOMEDAY AND OTHER STORIES

Design | May 22, 2022

The Stedelijk’s three-part collection presentation has been redesigned with a special focus on theme. Part 2, Everyday, Someday and Other Stories, traces the evolution of art and design from the 1950s to the 1980s. Artists and designers show it was an era of new opportunities and progress, of mass culture, pop culture and consumption, and of critiquing the established order. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!