Antonyo Marest

Urban Artists

Antonyo Marest was born on the Spanish Mediterranean coast in 1987. The warm water and blue skies helped instill in him an optimism that has only matured with the experiences he acquired throughout his travels around the world. In 2013, he established himself in Madrid, where he cultivated a creativity that could be applied to any artistic field likely to be aesthetically revised.

It is necessary to go back to the inter-war period of the last century to trace the referential origins of Marest’s poetry. In the 20s and 30s, parallel to the development of historic vanguards, the trend of Art- Decó was widely influential. This style is characterized by the idea of constructive design, which is enlivened by color and textures. Marest assimilated a big part of this geometrical thought, being able to circumvent thoroughness and coldness to get into the sensual and vibrant.

Then, one has to jump forward to Milan in the 80s and enjoy the revolution that Ettore Sottsass’ Memphis group had on the art world. Their anti-functionality designs, together with their surprising multicolor patterns, had a noticeable impact on Marest’s work. Marest also explored these profound connections between the pattern as a model and the template as a tool, which can make a fascinating game of uncountable combinations solely from repetition.

Our artist has been carrying out numerous exhibitions in which he has displayed his creativity in spaces ranging from the inside of a museum to public spaces. In this way, painting, sculpture and installation interact without continuity with muralism and other street-art manifestations. His furniture designs, as well as his clothing, album covers, signage, merchandising, marketing campaigns, customization, interior design and his graphic, industrial and textile designs can also be highlighted. In this sense, the artist is able to project and adapt his creativity to different types of medium.