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Martin Sati

Martin Satí is a graphic artist, digital illustrator, painter, designer and graphic sculptor based in Seville, Spain.
He opened his studio in 2006, focusing on art direction and illustration.

Background

Martin Sati studied Fine Arts at the University of Seville, where he learned traditional painting and drawing techniques. He completed his formal education at the University of Winchester, UK, where he specialized in contemporary design. His education helps explain his style, which tends to combine classical and innovative approaches to design.

The work of Martin Sati is about exploring and constructing shapes, and searching for the internal movement of things, using digital tools.

Philosophy

Martin Sati is a modern graphic artisan. His craft brings decorative arts and popular culture to a present-day context, using the newest graphic design tools. His emotional language comes from a process of continuous experimentation to personalize and bring new life, color and movement to everything that surrounds us.

SILICONE PIE

Martin has created over the years, not a style or a work discipline, but a substance or material that he uses as a basis for modeling. This material designed on his computer has been called “Silicone Pie.”

His idea is to build and design molds from this material to obtain an unexpected result.

Satí shares that his practice, while digital, similarly molds material features as a sculptor would. Despite using digital tools, Martin says that his “material is like semi-liquid and is difficult to model but at the same time is very rich in movement and liveliness… I work with this material, which I usually call ‘Silicone Pie,’ as an artisan works with ceramics. I am modeling the colors with lines of movement until I achieve an optimal level of detail.”

Martin ha creado con los años, no un estilo ni una disciplina de trabajo, sino una “sustancia digital” que usa como base para modelar sus ilustraciones. Este material lo ha denominado Silicone Pie.

Durante estos 15 años en los que Martin ha ejercido como ilustrador digital, ha experimentado con las posibilidades del Silicone Pie para elaborar sus dibujos. Algo parecido al trabajo del escultor que busca nuevos materiales para crear sus obras o al pintor que fabrica sus propias pinturas. En su caso, debido a que sus herramientas son digitales, ha tenido que buscar un recurso gráfico para componer sus ilustraciones.

El Silicone Pie está hecho de simples líneas y colores, pero resulta difícil de manipular al estar en constante movimiento. Esto quiere decir que las obras no terminan nunca de fluir, son cambiantes y tienden a direccionarse hacia cualquier parte. Se pueden deformar, estirar y juntar unas partes con otras. Es como crear una escultura con un material semilíquido. A veces es una locura y un caos el manejar todo esto, pero por otra lado le da al trabajo una expresividad muy enérgica y vivaz. De esta forma soluciona, en parte, el problema que suele dar un medio digital, que puede resultar muy controlado y frío.

– “ Trabajo con este material, al que suelo llamar ‘Silicone Pie’, como un artesano trabaja con cerámica. Doy forma a las masas de color con líneas de movimiento hasta lograr un nivel de resultados óptimo“.

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