about

                                                I am a visual storyteller

                     
an Italian artist working exclusively on contemporary Drawing

"Her works are collected in several books presented in the most interesting events related to the world of contemporary illustration (BIB Biennial of Bratislava, Children's Book Fair of Bologna, BCJEM, DPI Mag), they are exhibited in Italy, Japan, China and Sweden.
She directs TunnellingP and independent publishing label which sells her picture books and zines worldwide.
Her book Estela, grita muy fuerte sold 100,000 copies and won several prizes.
She collaborated with Feltrinelli, Agenzia Contrasto, Esperia, El Pais, Hamelin, Poste Italiane...among others
Her books and fine art prints are sold in gallery shops of museums such as MAXXI, MACRO, Palazzo Esposizioni of Rome...among others."

 

 

texts:

Martina Vanda is a visual artist working mainly with Drawing.
Drawing allows her to create at the same speed of thought and hand in hand with the emotions.
She works with an experimental approach to the materials to capture the balance between thoughts and gestures. She works intuitively and spontaneously and chooses Drawing for its quolities of immediacy, intimacy, informality, motion and its alliance with storytelling.
Although her practice covers drawings, writing, painting, collage, ceramic sculpture, artist books and picture books, the entire search can be seen as a form of drawing; a generating tool for traditional and experimental ends.
Her work exude her interest for the life's journey and the human condition, with strong references to literature and theatre as well as personal experiences.

 

"Il disegno è il mezzo di espressione privilegiato da Vanda, un linguaggio personale e spontaneo che si stratifica come i pensieri e le emozioni, spesso senza una linearità. 
Anche la porcellana, insieme al foglio di carta, diviene un’estensione del pensiero, una superficie su cui tracciare il percorso segreto della propria intimità. 
Nei suoi lavori emerge una giocosa quotidianità, condita da diversi ingredienti: irriverenza, ironia, paradosso, provocazione beffarda e la libertà da preconcetti comuni. 
La componente narrativa è presente tanto nei singoli lavori, quanto nelle installazioni, dove diventa libera e fluida, così che allo spettatore sia affidata l’opportunità di trovare il proprio ordine." (Martina Adami, curatrice)

 

selected collaborations
GALLERIES: Affiche Milano, Nuages Milano, Sintra gallery Gothenburg, Interno 14 Roma.
EDITORS:  Feltrinelli, Esperia, Sciense e Lettere, Lirabelle France, Fineo Messico and Spain
CLIENTS: Teatro argentina, Agenzia Contrasto, Webfoundation Holland, Prodest Communication

 

 ® martina vanda