Future young talent is a workshop program with an attention to design, self portrait and abstraction.
This project tries to give youngsters notions to understand, with a critic focus, art and design but also “a method to design”. I notice how hard it is to bring young people out of the school thinking and learning method, into something more abstract or surreal. Being able to design abstraction through a process is completely different from drawing lines casually.
One of the key parts of my workshop is to give “abstract thoughts” to kids which are used to learn how to write on the line and to stay inside the stripes. They can’t create something if they are not able to break the lines, to imagine how to go into an abstract world.
Different exercises allow me to act in different fields and make them accessible even to those who feel extraneous to the world of art and design, but rather creating a direct relationship that allows them to manage the production of art pieces with a process and knowledge.
These exercises are made of provocations to destabilize the ordinary way of working in the class. For example, when I start the lesson of self-portrait I always begin with this leaves exercise. A kind of abstraction process made of different phases. It demonstrates that through mechanical phases we arrive at an abstract work of meaning. It is interesting to think about what the meaning is.
It’s made of a process, is made by you, by your decision and I’s not made by the case. You will not arrive at the same line if you don’t start from the real leaf.
Bruno Munari teaches us how to design in steps, by simplifying it, split it and make it clear, understandable to those who then use the final product.
From design objects to utopian projects for the city. Works return an unconditional vision of reality. The works of Future Young Talent students are published in the aim of forming an annual archive of #futureyoungtalent production.
Martini is an italian figurative artist who promotes and develops projects in various artistic fields such as theater, fashion and education. Her work is carried out in Italy and abroad, through collaborations and processes, that often starts from photography to then move up to canvas and other more material fabrics.