Digital Artist Adam Martinakis
Polish Artist Adam Martinakis, b. 1972, grew up in Greece and now lives in England, combines a unique mixture of Surrealism and Futurism; his genre can be described as highly versatile, creating sculptures, installations and 3-D models.
Each three-dimensional rendering has a life of its own, presenting surreal depictions of the human form. Many of Martinakis’ digital sculptures are, in fact, segmented. His multidimensional pieces speak volumes about the holistic nature of the human presence within and out of the physical human body.
From Martinakis, “I’m interested in the connection between the natural and the digital. We are at the turning point of humanity where ‘technology’ is playing a significant role in our lives in every aspect. But we are humans – a natural machine, and I try to investigate the new era of this connection.” Martinakis explains, “Our body is the only home that we really have, and the most expressive tool we've got. I use it as a symbol of human presence.”
There’s a philosophical cosmos to Martinakis’ sculptures and installations as many of the human figures are placed in structures of a microcosm within a macrocosm, reminding us, as did the ancient philosophers, of our physical being within the universe.
A metaphysical theme found throughout much of Adam Martinakis’ sculptural artwork reveals both the physical closeness of “lovers” and the ephemeral nature of their temporal bond. Like the “lovers” themselves, memory and existence are inseparably intertwined. As their memory of each other disintegrates, so to does their bodies.
Adam Martinakis combines art, philosophy and universal science to create works of art that make profound statements about the human condition.