Martin Travers is an international muralist, street artist and professional visual artist. He is highly experienced in a wide range of disciplines including murals, fine art, scenic and specialist decorative painting. Martin travels the world painting murals and working on community arts projects, giving workshops on culturally diverse developmental arts. Martin’s goal is to work towards building positive creative alternatives for “at risk” youth and communities. He specializes in teaching and facilitating workshops on this subject. Martin is certified in “youth arts” through the National University of Ireland, Dublin. “Journeys through Struggles and Dreams” is the name of my first ever body of work painted as a series on canvases after more than 15 years of working as an artist in the community or commercial field, usually doing commercial art to pay for doing community art. Many years of painting for other people, this new series is a stab at me being completely independent. I can for the moment paint the things that have inspired, moved, motivated and sometimes sadden me. It’s a very personal account of the people I have met on my own life’s journey from growing up on a council estate to chatting with revolutionaries in Cuba, seeing peoples lives destroyed in Palestine to painting murals on the side of a river in Kathmandu. These are some of the people whose stories, whose struggles and whose dreams I have carried and have carried me on my journey.
You can see his work in the current URBAN ART CLASH exhibition in Neukölln, in the Atlas Gallery in Kreuzberg and very soon in the art house. We are also looking for some walls in Berlin (indoor and outdoor) where he can paint a mural. If you have any idea pls PM us or write to firstname.lastname@example.org