Werdegang / Ausbildung: 
I'm Martina Volandri, I was born on April 19th 1988, and I came from Livorno, Italy.
I graduated in Industrial Design in 2014 at University of Florence.
I am an artist, illustrator, graphic and designer freelance.
I started as a self-taught artist many years ago, I was very young. I was spending my time staining and painting on the walls, the tiles and the mirrors of my parent's house.
I attended art and training courses at the Trossi- Uberti Foundation in Livorno since 2015.
In my art work I use mixed and experimental techniques: charcoal, pen, pencils, pastels, watercolor, acrilyc, soot etc..
I really love play with elements of the nature and I love strong contrasts: light and shadow, strong colors, fire and water...
Watercolor is one of my favorite techniques through I can express myself at the best, for its unpredictability, freshness and immediacy. I especially like that it can come out of the edges, without being forced into obligatory contours, in a free and instinctive way.
Another techniques, in contrapposition with watercolor, is the use of soot create by candle's flame. I started to create my artwork on paper and now I use this special tecnique on canvas mixed with acrilyc and plaster.
I really interested in introspective view of human being and their feelings, emotions, sensations, passion an behaviour. It's what my work focuses on.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/MVillustrazioni
martinavolandri.myportfolio.com
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen: 
I participated in some major competitions such as the Combat Prize 2017 and some of my works were exhibited at the Rossocinabro Gallery in Rome.

* 10 Maggio 2018 Personal exhibition @Assicurazioni Generali, Livorno

*8 Marzo 2018 Personal Exhibition @ Le Botteghe, Livorno (Woman's Day)

* 11- 18 Novembre 2017 Exhibition @ La Deriva Music Club, Livorno "La tua assenza è un assedio" - Premio Ciampi

* Settembre - Ottobre 2017 Exhibition @ Contemporary art Gallery RossoCinabro in Rome

* Luglio - Agosto 2017 Exhibition @ T106 Associazione d'Arte Dinamica, Livorno

* Luglio 2017 “Call for artists - Live Painting” Lab. HETYA @ Effetto Venezia, Livorno

* 2017 Livorno Artistica Live@Il Chioschino - Live painting - Villa Fabbricotti, Livorno.

* 2017 Exhibition @ Livorno Artistica Day - Teatro delle Commedie, Livorno.
Auszeichnungen / Preise: 
* 2015 Premio letterario “Usignol del vescovo”, (Wine label Prize) Usiglian del Vescovo, (PI) - Italy