Sarah Martinus is a conceptual artist working with process and holistic energy practices. She is producing painting, drawing, sound, action with a focus on experience. Her interests are often focused on expression of concurrent metaphysical spaces.
Higher importance is put on authenticity and chance of creation rather than aesthetic or structural planning of an end product. Importance is noticed within random occurrences, improvisation. Non-traditional materials are welcomed for their liberating qualities.
Sarah defends an innovative, interrogative and subversive position, in multi coloured, yet organic forms.
Her process is grounded within a practise of core shamanic ritual, and is influenced by mythology, philosophy, aktionist art theory, neo-concretism, radical sustainability [transformability] and tied closely to concepts of abject art.
Individuals may integrate their subconsious matter (dreams) into her work via private experience accessed over an online archive,
Sarah is a psychotherapeutic health practitioner in training, (Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie und Psychologischer Berater e.V.), respecting core-shamanic techniques learnt through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Europe.
She has been based in Berlin, Germany since 2011, with roots to Australia and Sri Lanka.
In previous years, 2009 - 2017:
Threads of her B.A. education in Design (Hons.1, Design/Fashion, R.M.I.T., Melbourne) drew her towards a collaborative program in transformative sustainability; a program using ‘generative critique’ interegating dynamics of clean vs. toxic, and the connection of the permeable human body(ies) with it’s(their) environment.
In 2009, Sarah joined live action collective Spill Collective, for experiences at fortyfivedownstairs, AtriumSpace, Federation Square, Melbourne, 1000PoundBend amongst others. In 2009 she co-curated UNwearables, a live action anti/hype-r consumption actions exhibited retail-focused Melbourne L’Oreal Fashion Festival, held at The Order of Melbourne.
Between 2011 and 2015 she focused on (undocumented) live action performance in synchronicity with video work, appearing at venues such as about:blank, Berlin, and as a part of larger collective Oracle collective, run by Artist Leonor Beuter; The Fools Journey, at At.tension festival, Laers, Germany.
In 2016 she founded and curated an independent conceptual art and music space: Aether, in Neukoelln, Berlin. Aether supported independent artists outside of a commercial gallery environment, [namely: post-internet artists, conceptual artists and electronic musicians.]
She is a currently faciliating projects at Studio Robert Henke, is a contributing member of female:pressure, and occaisionallly, a radio host.
Exhibition listing / CV