“Natura et Cultura I” by San Francisco-based artist Martìn Revolo
“Natura et Cultura I” is a true statement piece by San Francisco-based artist Martìn Revolo (or Shulka). Martìn resides in all of his work, though each viewer may take a different meaning from his images, all have experienced a part of the narrative that is the artist himself.
It is not the aesthetics of the image that defines his style, but rather the ability to unmask the “personal mythologies” of both the artist and the viewer. Such narratives can be intimate, ironic, or detached, but they are always thoughtfully incorporated into his work.
Martìn, about his work: “In my attempt to tell a story I create imagery that is both real and surreal laced in fantasy. The story continues to grow as I rely on my conscious and subconscious to create and transfer those thoughts to an image. It is from that process that I find myself being most present in me.”
Meeting the artist
In our Meeting the Artist series, we met with Martìn in his studio in San Francisco. You can read more about the artist, his background and what inspires him in the full account of this visit in our Meeting the Artist Blog. We hope you’ll enjoy!