In his practice, Martins engages with a distinctive set of materials, techniques and subjects that reveal the dynamic tension between civilization and nature. Out of old, reclaimed wooden planks, which still preserve the memory of wild forest and the warmth of a dwelling, he assembles striking and enigmatic zoomorphic sculptures. Using acrylic and graphite pencil, he creates concise monochromatic compositions, wherein the traces of anthropocentric landscape dissolve into the “snowy” whiteness of unfilled background.
Martins considers all of his works in different media, including the ones produced for public spaces, as inherently connected parts of a single social and aesthetic project – a meditation on ecologic cataclysms, the ambivalent status of a human being in the system of organic life, regional identity and the unifying potential of art.

 

EDUCATION  

The Free Workshops Contemporary Art School of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art

The Faculty of Painting of the Krasnoyarsk Art School

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Tretyakov Gallery

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2017 The winner of the annual Ruinart Art Patronat Award Contest in the field of contemporary art

2017 Archstoyanie’s grant for the the implementation of the project Being Together, Russia

2015 Kandinsky award. Nominee Young Artist

 

FESTIVALS AND BIENNALE

2018 Contemporary art festival Territory.Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2017 The Main project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Curator: Yuko Hasegawa, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2017 12th international festival of landscape objects Archstoyanie, Nikola-Lenivets, Russia

2015 The practice of touch, 11 Krasnoyarsk museum biennale, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2014 Biennale of science art, Novosibirsk, Russia

2013 Love of space, 10 Krasnoyarsk museum biennale, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2013 May!, Festival of Contemporary Art, Krasnodar, Russia

2012 Liquid Life. The special project of 3th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia

2012 Arhvarene, Architectural Festival, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Sunspots, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2018 Heat Forms, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2017 Mental Firewood, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2016 Garden Should Grow Up, Otdel Gallery, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2015 Mental Firewood, Otdel Gallery, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2010 Space Combat, Secach Gallery, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2012 Rejected Reality, ARTPLAY, Moscow, Russia

2012 Time to Change, Secach Gallery, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2012 Art-Session 2012, Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2011 In Depth, 9th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2011 Art-Session 2011, Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2011 First on Mars, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ural, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2011 Art From the Machine, Nazarovo, Russia

2011 World Of Siberia, Shushenskoye, Russia

2010 I am Responsible for His Father, Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2010 Art Search, Yakut Biennale of Young Art, Yakutsk, Russia

2010 Red Carpet, Video Festival of Kansk, Kansk, Russia

2010 The Beginning of the Way, Mix-Max, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2010 17. Seriosly, Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 The 12th Time Zone. A contemporary Art Report from Russia, Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

2018 Big Country – Big Ideas, mobile exhibition on cities of Russia

2018 The Work of the Future – art in Nikola-Lenivets, Peresvetov Pereulok Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2018 Tragedy in the Corner, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia

2017 Recycling Landscape, the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2016 Artbat FEST, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2014 The Town Where You Can, KRYAKK 2014, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2012 New Conditions, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Fragment participates in Сosmoscow 2020
September 10, 2020
Black Cloud installation by Alexey Martins is now in the Bozar centre in Brussels
July 9, 2019
Alexey Martins participates in the exhibition in Brussels
June 19, 2019
Alexey Martins' site-specific installation at Cosmoscow art fair
September 11, 2018
Fragment participates in Cosmoscow 2018
September 7, 2018
Several works by our gallery’s artists — Alexey Martins and Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov — included in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.
September 3, 2018
Alexey Martins' work from the Polar Explorers series sold for €8500 at Off White auction
June 10, 2018
Alexey Martins' new sculpture at Muzeon Park of Arts
January 19, 2018
Alexey Martins gave an interview to Izvestia newspaper
January 5, 2018
Alexey Martins wins Ruinart Art Patronat Grant 2017
December 12, 2017
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