| AN ITALIAN CONVERSATION WITH MATETE MARTINI |
We had the pleasure of spending a day with the emerging artist Matete Martini in her splendid atelier. The smell of oil colors, solvents and paints pervades the environment, the eclectic, sophisticated and eccentric furniture has immediately transported us to her world. We immediately recognized ourselves in his works, in his way of communicating and dressing; was, therefore, unavoidable for us to seize the opportunity to connect AGARW-ŪD to MATETE. Between a change of clothes and the other we interviewed her for you, because what is beautiful must be known and shared!
Ladies & Gentleman
Photoshooting a cura di ELISA MORO
“I was 16 years or less when I opened the blog, I wanted to gather all street photography, movie screens, some writing, things that are now normal in social media but at the time were not. So I thought it was the content of my head, “ma tete”, my head all that blends into a creative and unfiltered brain.”
WHO IS MATETE martini?
“Today I am an artisan, an inventor, who believes in projects in collaborations and who works transversally in the world of painting, interacting with other sectors, theatre, fashion, cinema. Today “Matete” is me, and I carry on a mission, to bring back the figurative with which I started at seven years old and which I developed in so many years of work, always in eternal change.”
WHERE DOES THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PAINTINGS COME FROM?
“De Chirico, Futurism and Duchamp with ” The nude coming down the stairs”, the pioneers of modern art but, truth be told, even from everyday life, my real studio, are the cafes, beautiful or ugly, but public places where you can drink a hot cup a glass of wine and smoke a cigarette…”
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE ADJECTIVE “FEMALE”/“MALE”?
DOES THIS DISTINCTION MAKE SENSE TO YOU??
There is a work that I have recently sold, it is called“HALFMAN”, the synthesis, or however one of the first works that have marked all my production and will continue to do so.
We are all half-women and half-men, femininity is an adjective of grace“ living“ which can perfectly dress even a man masking him with a masculine firmness and posture“testosteronic”.
No human being offers a pure rational“masculinity” or“femininity”
I KNOW YOUʼVE ALWAYS LOVED MENʼS CLOTHING! DO YOU THINK IT IS POSSIBLE, TODAY, TO SAY THAT A WOMAN IS TOTALLY FREE TO WEAR MENʼS CLOTHES WITHOUT BEING JUDGED IN ANY WAY?
HOW IS A WOMAN WHO IS NOT AFRAID TO WEAR HER MASCULINE SIDE SEEN?
Before this trend began, I’ve always done it!
I think my parents, a few years ago, when I was just a teenager; doubted my sexual orientation.
Not because I’ve seen so much before, now everything quickly becomes a fashion but, has always been part of me, as to guard my masculine part.
Sometimes I tended to leave home the bag, I love the bags but, often I keep my
hand in my pocket, a typical masculine gesture, has always made me more comfortable than the bag, it is a magnificent object but, from my point of view, out of date.
I’m used to wearing pants and men’s jackets, they’ve always been my first choice.
The best for me is a double-breasted and a nice high-waisted pants, possibly
pinstriped, straight cut, no ankle uncovered, is the contemporary evil!
In case you feel less feminine invested in jewelry, if you feel less masculine, order a good drink, dry and smooth, the slop is for sissies!