Sandro Martini

Sandro Martini

London, LONDON, United Kingdom

About Sandro Martini

Inter-disciplinary artist working with mix media, experimental video, modern photography, illustration and painting. My work examines masculinity, the body, taboos, notions of others, socialization and isolation. I use technology to correlate personal narratives with history, mass media and computer culture.

I was born in Rome, I lived most of my adult life in central London and Berlin.


Duca D'Aosta , Roma - Elettronica, Italy



Painter, Illustrator, Drawings, Airbrush, Pencil, Watercolour.
• Digital Photographer.
• Infrared Photographer.
• Digital Photography Post Production.
• Digital Image retouching and manipulation.
• Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter.
* Graphic Designer, Textile and other applications

Work History

1984 – 1985,
Frigidaire Magazine Rome, freelancer Photo reporter for youth culture and trend in London.

1986 – 1988,
Jane Hong, Fashion custom jewellery, Photographer.

1989 – 1991
Fornasetti Milan,
Illustrator for Textile Designer, Creative colourist for production range of ceramics.
Official worldwide Restorer of hand-painted furniture and vintage expert for museums pieces’ world vide.
Making Archives from the 1940s to 1988 about Piero Fornasetti.
Assistant Photographer Alberto Zabban for the book "Designer of Dreams" Publisher Thames & Hudson.

Fornasetti London
Assistant director of Alberto Zabban, Photography & Film.
Co-ordinator for the exhibition "Designer of dreams" V&A London.

1992 – 1998
Image-Line London,
Hand-drawn Illustrations for textile, window display, and Soft and Hard Furnishings.

1992 – 2018
Themes & Variation in London
Restorer for Fornasetti furniture, including museums vintage pieces from the 1950s to the currents productions.

1992 – 2003
MODA, Company Owner and Creative Director, London
Handcrafted Products for Various Museums and Museums shops projects, in the UK and overseas.
V&A, Secession, Erno Gold Finger National Trust, Palazzo Barberini Rome, Secession Vienna, to mention a few.

2003 – 2005
"On the trace of Pocahontas"
Video documentary, Videographer and editor.
Interviews with the chiefs Native Americans, at the British Museum and at Gravesend UK during Pocahontas anniversary celebration.

2005 – 2006
"Opening Spaces"
Video documentary, Videographer and editor.
A video for Royal Festival Hall reopening Installation video showing at the spirit level.
[ interviews with Artist who performed at the RFH, they were invited for an interview and talk about their memories, and to inaugurate its re-opening]
Her Majesty the Queen Opening at RFH.

2002 – 2012
Freelance work project, Shelley von Strunckel, commercial video, and Photography for various publishing outlets, web and newspapers, Art director visuals for various graphics applications.

2006 – 2018
Current, ongoing Photography, and Infrared, Art projects and Illustrations, in Berlin and London.

Freelance, Photography for Artist portfolio and Curators press shots.
* Maurizio Anzeri (Artist)
* Katrin Becker (Curator, Historian) (Video-Forum" Berlin arts association "Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK) Press shot for Moscow International Biennale for Young Art and various publications).