Born in Germany, Martina Rall studied Italian and German literature as well as linguistics, and later on Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Nürtingen. She worked first as graphic designer until the mid-90′ before she devoted herself to her artistic career. As a multi-faceted artist, she uses different techniques and materials in her artworks: graphics, paintings, photographs and writings.
From Pop Art to Cindy Sherman photography or Russian cinematography, the inspiration behind her work combines an interesting blend of artistic expressions.
Her mixed media series are influenced by the work of surrealist female artists like Frida Kahlo and Niki de St. Phalle as well as by Italian author Luigi Pirandello’s post-modernist approach on identity theory.
Her passion for portraying creative working people leads to a second series: ‘Artists in Action’ portraying European artists from various fields: musicians, authors and actors at work. The series focuses on the magic moment in which art and the artist merge into one, but also explore the creative process and the fascination of art.