Artists

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Mart

Mart began painting in the streets of Buenos Aires at the tender age of 12, joining older graffiti writers to participate in the first wave of New York influenced graffiti to hit Argentina in the 1990’s. Working with these early writers, Mart became one of the first graffiteros to paint entire trains, introducing this form of art to Buenos Aires.

As he matured, so did his relationship with his art and with the streets. Over time Mart’s interest in letter-based graffiti and painting trains waned. He began to take more interest in different forms of creative expression and his role as an artist in his community.

Mart’s style evolved over the years, until his art reached beyond graffiti writing. His contemporary murals are predominantly figurative, and often appear to be whimsical in nature. He explores playful subjects like men on bicycles and pirates which look deceptively simple at first glance, however a closer look reveals his unique lines and his incredible skill with aerosol. In other pieces, he moves towards complete abstraction and creates jubilant studies of line and color. Much of his process is influenced by improvisation, with random swirls and shapes often becoming the composition themselves.

Mart is an established contemporary artist with a rising international profile. He maintains a strong relationship with his community, and his work can be seen throughout Palermo, the neighbourhood where he grew up.